Talk:Aspies For Freedom

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Aspies For Freedom's other resources[edit]

"The website of Aspies For Freedom contains other resources for autistic people more oriented towards personal experiences of an autistic, including: message forums and video programming."

As far as I am aware the video programming (called AutTV) amongst several other resources started by Aspies For Freedom have all been abandoned to my knowledge though the forums and IRC network (ChatAutism) remain available, anyone able to clarify this before I edit the paragraph I have mentioned above? Pika Pikachu2005 19:04, 21 August 2007 (UTC)


Sourcing[edit]

I've tagged this article as needing sources. The four provided are not enough to cover many of the statements made. The opening statement needs sourcing for a start. AinslieL (talk) 10:48, 3 October 2009 (UTC)

I agree that the sourcing needs help. For example, the New Scientist link isn't working for me.--SPhilbrickT 12:14, 9 June 2010 (UTC)
That's the one that wasn't working for me too. —C.Fred (talk) 13:10, 9 June 2010 (UTC)

Self Publish Source[edit]

I've just read the cite note about the self published source. Having reviewed Wikipedia:Verifiability I can't decide if it applies to this case. While self promotion and publication are of course far from ideal, that section of the article is talking about the aims of the organisation, and them releasing a statement about those aims - is such a topic ok to use a statement release by the subject of the article? It does seem to meet the 5 points under Self-published and questionable sources as sources on themselves.

Of course one question is whether PRWeb is a reliable source (that's where the statement is posted) although as their about details state 'PRWeb was founded in 1997 to help small businesses leverage the Internet to communicate their news to the public.' and the article is signed by Amy Nelson it seems reasonable to conclude that Aspies for Freedom used PRWeb as the publisher for their statement. Bertcocaine (talk) 20:27, 17 June 2010 (UTC)

As no-one has replied to this I've concluded my original assumption is valid and removed the self published source note.--Bertcocaine (talk) 21:36, 6 July 2010 (UTC)

References[edit]

I edited an article title in the references, only to discover that the article being referenced itself contained the typo I had just "fixed" (ref #7). I reverted my edit once I realised this. Now if only I could fix the typo in the original article's title... Chimæridæ (talk) 17:07, 25 December 2010 (UTC)

Infinity symbol[edit]

I'm probably far too biased to add a suitable description of this one myself, but I have removed the existing inaccurate explanation of the meaning behind the infinity symbol. There is a post on the AFF forums explaining the symbology behind the infinity symbol, but basically the symbol was originally a snake biting it's own tail in a figure of 8 turned sideways, an "asp snake" to mean "aspie forever", coloured in a spectrum to represent the entire autistic spectrum. At the time it was first designed, it was referred to as the "infinity snake", a term which I still personally identify with.


Here is the post from the forums where I explained this:


Originally, myself, Amy and a few others (hi wolfy) were discussing possible logos. Amy proposed a logo that was positive rather than negative, rather than a "no curebie" logo. I don't recall the full details of the conversation but in summary the initial logo idea was what we called the "infinity snake".

An asp snake (asp for aspie), coloured in the rainbow (spectrum), biting it's own tail to form the infinity sign (aspie/autistic forever). However, the snake concept was lost after a while, the only such logo containing a snake being long-gone, but personally I still think of the infinity sign as the infinity snake. Source: http://www.aspiesforfreedom.com/showthread.php?tid=15698&page=1 (requires login)


I will leave it up to someone less biased to edit the article to reflect this.

Gareth Nelson —Preceding unsigned comment added by 81.174.255.69 (talk) 14:59, 29 January 2011 (UTC)

Website outage[edit]

So, apparently their website is down and has been for a couple of days. First, is this significant to the article? Second, how can we reliably source when it went down? —C.Fred (talk) 13:56, 16 August 2013 (UTC)