In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Blogger With a Cause.”
If your day to day responsibilities were taken care of and you could throw yourself completely behind a cause, what would it be?
I am already an Autism Advocate for my brother Stephen. See link for New York Times article
However if I was financially free, independently wealthy with no other pressing responsibilities like my 9-5 I would devote myself completely and totally to Autism Activism.
In 2013 my brother and I went up to Albany to protest harmful budget cuts for New York State developmentally disabled adults. See the following links:
I would also develop a photography arts program for intellectually challenged adults. My brother Stephen enjoys taking photos and I’m sure other adults with Autism also have a talent and gift for taking photos. All they need is an opportunity and a sponsor.
As I get closer to retirement expanding my support of people with developmental disabilities is high on my list of goals. Giving a voice to those who have no voice gives my life purpose and meaning.