'I Am Autism': An Advocacy Video Sparks Protest
  BBQ Island      
AZ Barbeque.com
October 20, 2014, 02:42:39 am *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
News: Get your team signed up for the Slab-o-rama.  http://www.azbarbeque.com/forums/slab-o-rama/
 
   Home   Help Search Calendar Login Register  

Pages: [1]   Go Down
  Print  
Author Topic: 'I Am Autism': An Advocacy Video Sparks Protest  (Read 2090 times)
0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.
Mike (AZBarbeque)
AZBarbeque.com
Administrator
2000 + Posts WOW, talk about Addiction...
*****

Karma: 13
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Real Name: Michael Reimann
Posts: 17467


I Love BBQ!!!

Referrals: 7

AZBarbeque AZBarbeque AZBarbeque
WWW
« on: November 06, 2009, 02:11:01 pm »

Major Controversy over this video..

http://www.time.com/time/health/article/0,8599,1935959,00.html?cnn=yes




Logged

Michael J. Reimann
Realtor - Clients First Realty (Real Job)
Owner/President - AZBarbeque - #1 BBQ Club in Arizona

If God wanted us to be Vegetarians, why did he make animals out of meat??
Crash
What does this do?
Club Ambassador
2000 + Posts WOW, talk about Addiction...
*****

Karma: 18
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Real Name: Crash
Posts: 3740


<<<<< Thirsty!!!

Referrals: 11

WWW
« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2009, 09:11:15 pm »

I dont understand why this video would spark protest.  The first half does make it seem like Autism is just about the worst thing in the world, while the second half puts the positive spin on the fight against Autism?  I can possibly see how some parents would get ticked at the first half, however not enough to spark protest or anger in my eyes.

It is what it is and almost any medium that generates funds to fight Autism is OK by me.

I look forward to AZ Barbeque's future work with assisting the Greater Phoenix Autism Society of America.  Any ideas for future events tied into the GPASA Mike?
Logged

I love animals.  They're delicious!
VRM Pit Crew
Mike (AZBarbeque)
AZBarbeque.com
Administrator
2000 + Posts WOW, talk about Addiction...
*****

Karma: 13
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Real Name: Michael Reimann
Posts: 17467


I Love BBQ!!!

Referrals: 7

AZBarbeque AZBarbeque AZBarbeque
WWW
« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2009, 09:16:12 pm »

Hopefully Crash, I have put that into Lisa court.  We certainly look forward to doing more with them in the near future..
Logged

Michael J. Reimann
Realtor - Clients First Realty (Real Job)
Owner/President - AZBarbeque - #1 BBQ Club in Arizona

If God wanted us to be Vegetarians, why did he make animals out of meat??
jmcrig
Guest
« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2009, 09:24:28 pm »

Crash, sometimes people don't like the in your face approach. But sometimes it's needed to motivate people to become involved. Sometimes it's easier to give to United Way and hide your head in the sand. It's very sad. Sometimes good people just don't want to know.
Logged
Crashs Wife
Head Cook... Don't tell Crash!!
I'm addicted to this site... Send help...
****

Karma: 2
Offline Offline

Gender: Female
Real Name: Lisa
Posts: 392


Aloha

Referrals: 0

http://www.facebook.com/?
WWW
« Reply #4 on: November 18, 2009, 04:40:10 pm »

I can see it from a seperate view as how does it make the people or children with autism feel.  I work with a few adults that are on the spectrum and it did not make them happy in the least.  This video does paint a very intense picture.  I personally didn't like it because I don't want people to watch that video and then look at my kids like they are aliens or something. 

I do understand the point they are trying to get across.  I just don't agree completely with the way they are trying to make that point.
Logged

Crash's Better Half Smiley
AKA Pit B!t@h
Crash
What does this do?
Club Ambassador
2000 + Posts WOW, talk about Addiction...
*****

Karma: 18
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Real Name: Crash
Posts: 3740


<<<<< Thirsty!!!

Referrals: 11

WWW
« Reply #5 on: November 18, 2009, 05:38:19 pm »

Crash, sometimes people don't like the in your face approach. But sometimes it's needed to motivate people to become involved. Sometimes it's easier to give to United Way and hide your head in the sand. It's very sad. Sometimes good people just don't want to know.

I must have missed this post Mark.  I do 100% agree with what you are saying and have found myself in this situation as well.  Unfortunately, when we dont know or understand a condition, disease or illness we tend to avoid discussion on the topic at all.

I used to find myself doing this a lot, mostly because I was concerned about saying the wrong thing or asking the wrong questions.  The reality is that most people that deal with a condition, disease or illness at any level are usually more than willing to discuss and answer any questions.

Again, I think you nailed it Mark.
Logged

I love animals.  They're delicious!
VRM Pit Crew
jmcrig
Guest
« Reply #6 on: November 18, 2009, 05:58:21 pm »

I completely understand where Lisa is coming from, and it almost seems like a catch 22. Until people, me included, really understand the condition, that is the way we tend to look at it. But, to get the reality of it across to the masses, you almost have to do the "Shock and Awe". I wish I had the answer.
Logged
Pages: [1]   Go Up
  Print  
 
Jump to:  


Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.20 | SMF © 2013, Simple Machines
Refferals System by CreateAForum.com
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!