'Occupy Toronto' & 'Occupy World' Meet 'Occupy Autism'
The global awakening is in a slight nap mode with the "Occupy" movements that are popping up around 80 countries & 250 cities. Some are well organized and have made a media impact such as 'Occupy Wall St' , while others such as here in Toronto seem to be a camping trip for people who are reciting what they see hear and read off of the television and internet. With no real agenda or motivation the message is water downed by varying positions or philosophies. The social media buzz from facebook to twitter in Toronto is jumping on this band wagon. Even the largest News channels are swallowing this up especially CP24.com based out of Toronto. CP24 did a literal step by step news coverage of day 1 of 'Occupy Toronto' . Needless to say no Autism walk events of any kind gets little to any coverage from the Toronto news. I am here to change that. I will 'occupy Autism' , one because my son is diagnosed with autism and two because here is the thing. 'Occupy Toronto' and 'Occupy protesters' in general are angry because the 1% are far richer then they are, they gripe about corporate greed however they wear name brands and speak & text on their Blackberrys or iPhones . Also they can easily get more education and get a better job. My son however will be autistic for life, no amount of education or money will change that 100%. My son has already faced several incidents of prejudice from isolation of public education , He has been withdrawn from the public school system due to the failure of it in treating his autism and adhd. This is a major concern, if my wife and I decide to privately educate him at a school for autistic children we are looking at costs ranging from $23 000 to over $80 000. How can an average family afford that. It is out of reach unless the system is changed. I am extremely frustrated due to lack of recognition or support from any of my close friends and own family I am virtually alone in this battle. I will never leave my son alone neither will his mother. My wife's family and friends have been amazing in fact beyond amazing.
My son needs a hero, I'll try my damned best to be just that. He already is mine so that is why I am fighting for his now at 4 years old , for his future and for all people that are affected by autism in anyway shape or form. 'Occupy Autism' and fight the power of silence I built a website facesofhopeautismresourcepage.weebly.com/ and a radio show that will hopefully one day bring a voice for people that are different .
Listen to the live broadcast I had discussing this in full detail on October 20, 2011