Lots of new things are coming this fall!
One of my biggest challenges since taking over this site is the amount of spam that I am getting. This is some seriously bad stuff and hopefully I have been quick enough to delete it before you guys saw it but it's not a battle I want to fight forever.
My solution is a gradual migration of the over to a content management system called DRUPAL. This is software that will give the site an appearance of a "glossy magazine" and I am doing this with an eye toward publishing a free (or minimal cost, enough to cover the hosting bill) magazine for the Autistic community. This board has had some extremely well thought out and well written articles posted. I'd like to give each of you an opportunity to share your struggles, triumphs tips and hints with the rest of the community
I've spent the last few months talking with members here and folks I know from other places on the net and the biggest thing I keep hearing is "make a magazine that celebrates Autism" ... Something to can encourage each of us in life but also something that we can point to so that our families can understand us, how we think, and appreciate our unique talents. I agree whole-heartedly!
There are some really great discussion boards about Autism on the web but no place on the web dedicated to curating these discussions and organizing them so that can be searched. I plan on posting everything I find anonymously until such time as I get permission or an agreement with the writer to post their work here as it is produced. I'm thinking more like the way magazines and newspapers have columnists and writers. I'd like to find Aspies willing to talk about their passions (shouldn't need to twist any arms on that one, eh?) ...
I want to hear from each of you about these ideas, this is YOUR board, I just run it and pay the bills
Love you ALL