Thursday, December 20, 2012

Fireflies - Blogging Advent Calendar Day 19



For Day 19 of the Blogging Advent Calendar I wanted to share this with you…

There is a lot of ugliness going around in regard to autism since the Newtown, CT shooting. I think we could all use this and the message it carries.

I hope you enjoy "Fireflies" by the Jubilee Project.

May your child find another “firefly”.



If you are watching the video embedded here on my page, let me share with you the information in the description box…


Tweet: http://bit.ly/ZQAjTU | FB: http://on.fb.me/TZwlSp
"Fireflies" is a simple reminder that we each have beauty and can connect with others in unique ways. It is the passing glance of a stranger, the earnest offering of a flower, and the knowing smile of a shared secret. In our latest short film, "Fireflies," a young boy and his new autistic friend discover a shared language of their own.

Autism is an issue that is often misunderstood and stigmatized. We hope that "Fireflies" can raise awareness for Autism and encourage people to reach out to autistic individuals in their local communities. You can help us by participating in two ways!

1. The "Tweet Taylor Campaign"
Did you know that "Fireflies" was inspired by Taylor Swift's "You Belong with Me" music video? Can you imagine what would happen if Taylor Swift watched and tweeted about "Fireflies" to her 21 million followers? We need your help to make this happen!

After watching "Fireflies" tweet a message at Taylor like this one:

Hey @taylorswift13 we need your help! Please watch & tweet @JubileeProject short film #Fireflies for #Autism awareness! bit.ly/JPFireflies

Click to Tweet it now: http://clicktotweet.com/89tcq
Make sure you include the link to the video, and hashtags #Fireflies and #autism. Donate one tweet a day from this Wednesday to Saturday (Dec 19th-22nd), to ask Taylor to help raise awareness for this important cause. With all of us working together, we are sure to catch her attention! Let's help 21 million people around the world learn about #autism!

2. "Autism Is..."
Do you know a friend, a relative, or stranger who is autistic? Have you been affected by autism? We would love to hear your story! If you answered no to either of the questions above but know someone who can answer yes, we encourage you to reach out and get to know that individual. Send us an email telling us your story and a picture of yourself with a sign that finishes the sentence, "Autism is..."

Please send us everything by January 10 to the email: dgic(at)jubileeproject.org. We look forward to reading your stories and collecting your photos of hope.

To learn more about autism and join the discussion, visithttp://www.autisable.com/.

Produced by The Jubilee Project
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/jubileeproject
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/jubileeproject

Music by New Heights
Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/newheightsmusic

Download "The Other Side (Fireflies)" by New Heights EXCLUSIVELY on their Bandcamp page:http://newheights.bandcamp.com/track/the-other-side-fireflies



If you have not already, please take time to watch my videos, "Fixing" Autism and Autism Awareness with Nichole337 and share them with your friends.


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