I love building websites, and so I was thinking about maybe building a new website... maybe something about autism or neurodiversity. I've been thinking about London McCabe, and thought maybe about something that would bring hope to families.
I actually wrote all the way up to here a while ago, and then I got an idea. Tell me what you think of this idea... an online magazine showcasing the thoughts and talents of neurodiverse people!
I was actually thinking of two versions... one for adults, and one for kids. It would be a monthly digital publication, and people could submit whatever they like... for instance, stories, articles, art work, photos, even videos and music since it is digital! If some kid loves to build amazing creations with Legos, he could take pictures or even a stop-motion video, and we could publish it in the magazine! It would be a magazine that focuses on all of the things that neurologically diverse people can do, and of how being different can actually be spectacular.
I know you may be thinking, "Uh, sounds like a blog." But it will be different.
Look at this.... and the imagine it with our work in it instead! We could put out a new issue monthly.
What do you think? If you like it, start thinking about what you'd like to see included in it!
For the kids' version, I'm thinking of a column where kids could write asking for advice... like Dear Abby or Ask The Answer Lady... and adults could answer. For instance, if some little kid is getting bullied at school and writes for advice, adults could talk about how we handled the same situation. Because neurologically diverse kids probably don't often get the chance to hear from adults who have gone through what they're going through, so this would be something really unique.
Okay... that did the trick! I'm feeling a little better now! I've got a project!