Communication Shutdown is a global fundraiser for autism on behalf of autism groups in more than 40 countries. It is requesting people voluntarily refrain from using Facebook or Twitter for one day on 1 November 2010.[dated info]
Aim and participation
The Communication Shutdown charity app provides a shutdown badge to wear online, adds participants to a global mosaic next to high-profile supporters, as well as other ways to show support.
Supporters and partners
Global autism partners include members of Autism Europe, Autism Initiatives UK, Autism Awareness Australia, The ASHA Foundation India and grassroots organisations in America including the HollyRod Foundation, Giant Steps and the Autism Society of America (Colorado).