Thoughts and illustrations on living with Asperger's Syndrome.
Thursday, July 8, 2010
But did you know, that while I moonlight as aspie cartoonist extraordinaire, by day I work for a non-profit behavioral health center as a professional marketer/fundraiser? I write grants, I blog, I maintain the Web site, I thank the donors, and much more. Most importantly, I love to tell stories.
A well-told success story engages the emotions and opens minds. It gains loyal support for your cause, and is one of the most effective forms of advocacy. I enjoy this part of my work the most. Here are two stories I was privileged to write, one of a young woman’s journey from the streets to motherhood, and another of a man who survived a suicide attempt to gain a new lease on life.
I believe there is no better way to advocate for people on the autism spectrum than to tell their stories. I would like to do this one day.
So I’d like to keep making connections with an eye on this goal. Are you a professional with an autism services or advocacy organization? Could you use someone to tell your stories, engage your supporters, and promote your cause? I invite you to get in touch to explore ways we might work together. Visit my LinkedIn profile to learn more.