Two Thumbs Up is a 501(C)(3) non-profit organization based in Atlanta, Georgia that provides youth and young adults with autism and other special needs social opportunities to connect with neuro-typical peers and each other. They connect with teens from all over the city and "pair" them with individuals on the autism spectrum. In that sense, every event they host is diverse and not an autism or special needs group. We all get the opportunity to share together and learn from each other.
Myth Busting Event: There are a multitude of misconceptions about autism and many reasons why neurotypical individuals fail to understand what autism is and how they can best connect with those on the spectrum. This event is meant to inspire and bridge the gap between the autistic and neurotypical world. In this event, teenagers from around the nation will submit questions to autistic self-advocates.
Then on April 11, Two Thumbs Up is hosting a live event where the questions and answers are presented by the autistics themselves and we will all gain a deeper understanding of neurodiversity, acceptance, inclusion and collaboration.
Volunteers are needed to:
1. Submit a question(s) to Two Thumbs Up related to Autism. Maybe you have heard something about what causes Autism, or how an autistic behaves that you aren't sure is true or not. This is the event to get all of those myths busted. Requirements: All questions must be submitted by (NEW DATE) March 21th. If your question is selected you Must Participate in the Zoom event on April 11, from 1:00 - 2:30 pm, and ask your question during the event. Details on where to email your question will be provided in the confirmation email.
2. Participate in the live event on April 11: where the questions and answers are presented by the autistics themselves and we will all gain a deeper understanding of neurodiversity, acceptance, inclusion and collaboration.
How to Register:
1. There are several dates on the calendar for this event to submit questions. Please only sign up for one day as this simply makes it easier to record your hours and to receive an email on how to submit your questions.
2. You can also register to participate in the April 11 Zoom event. You don't have to submit a question to participate in the Zoom event.