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I am an Autistic person,not a person with autism. I am also not Aspergers. The diagnosis isn't even in the DSM anymore, and yes, I agree with the consolidation of all autistic spectrum stuff under one umbrella. I have other issues with the DSM.

I don't like Autism Speaks. I'm Disabled, not differently abled, and I am an Autistic activist. Self-advocate is true, but incomplete.

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Thursday, January 29, 2015

Scholarships and a Call for Artists

The Society for Disability Studies Neurodiversity Caucus (SDSNDC) is running some scholarships to get people to the Society for Disability Studies conference who otherwise wouldn't be able to get there. Part of funding those scholarships is an art sale, which is what this call is about.


  • Artists in this sale can choose how they wish to keep for themselves and how much to donate to the neurodiversity caucus, with a minimum donation of 50%.
  • For price, include the price that you want to receive AFTER your donation. For example: If you want to keep 50% of the funds you raise, price your necklace for $15 and it will be sold for $30. You receive $15 from that sale.
  • Artists will need to be able to ship things via USPS or UPS or offer digital/downloadable copies.
  • How shipping costs are handled exactly isn't certain yet. The aim is that artists will not pay shipping in the end, though artists may have initial/up-front shipping costs.

If you're interested in selling art through this fundraiser, please fill out the form below and send emails to by FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 6.

Artist name:
Number of pieces for sale:
Name and price of each piece:
Percentage donated to SDSNDC:
Any other useful info:

Please attach JPEG photos of pieces. These will be uploaded to the site were the art will be sold.

I plan to sell some hand printed greeting cards in this fundraiser, and I plan to use my artist portion towards getting myself to the conference. My cards come with envelopes, and are 4.25"x5.5".
An assortment of hand-printed greeting cards I make, all with geometric designs on them. There are several different colors of card and of printing.


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