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Carry On Puzzle Pride Campaign

Changing Directions…

By now, I’ve noticed that I haven’t received submissions for this year’s Puzzle Pride Campaign yet. At this point, I have no reason to suspect that I will by the deadline. That’s fine; I haven’t really been pushing it as hard as I should have been, and that was entirely my fault.

However!

Yes, there is an attachment to this statement… However, I do have something really nice to share with you all, possibly in its place.

I don’t want to talk too much about concrete details, but I assure you it is coming.

…in May.

I promise this will be good. Just hang in there with me on this.

That’s it for the Puzzle Pride Campaign news for now. As for Carry On, my original screenplay…

I have entered it into three competitions at the same time. I’m hoping at least one of them will bite. If not, then I will engage in a massive revision I’ve been brainstorming about. I find out about contest #1 in June; I won’t know about the others until July.

I do greatly appreciate everybody who has liked the screenplay on Skripteez.com so far. You all are wonderful! Let’s keep the momentum rolling on that!

I’m not sure if there will be a Puzzle Pride Award recipient this year, but I promise you will enjoy what I’m working on this month in regards to the Aspie Epilogue. Suffice it to say, I want to foster conversation, or dare I say… “dialogues?” You’ll understand when you see it.

Have a wonderful Autism Awareness Month, everybody!

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Puzzle Pride Campaign

Puzzle Pride Campaign 2015 Ground Rules

Hi, I just wanted to give you all some guidelines for this year’s…

PUZZLE PRIDE CAMPAIGN!!!!!!!!!!!

*cue the dramatic echo*

 

In past years, the winners have all been, for lack of a better term, high-profile. Which is fine, but I had originally intended the Puzzle Pride Campaign to be more accessible to the average Puzzle Piece. Whether this person is a friend, a care-giver, a family member, etc., is immaterial. I wanted this to be about YOU. So, this year, I’m giving more guidelines to foster the discussion.

1. All nominations must be emailed to me at jondorfman@aspieepilogue.com with the subject line: “PUZZLE PRIDE 2015” by 11:59 PM on Sunday, March 15, 2015. NO EXCEPTIONS TO THIS RULE!

2. You may nominate up to three people for this award. You may even nominate yourself, if you so choose. You may NOT nominate yourself three times. Once you’ve used up your three nominations, they are gone. They are gone until next year.

3. The theme for this year (YES! We have a theme, this year!) is “A Source of Inspiration.” For this year’s award, I want the nominations to surround the Puzzle Pieces in your life who inspire you in any way, shape, or form. So, this means that the only people I should receive nominations for are people on the Autism Spectrum (Autisms, Asperger’s Syndrome, PDD, PDD-NOS, Rhett Syndrome, etc.). I want this to be about the people who deserve the most say in all of this: the people who hold a diagnosis, themselves, and inspire their loved ones in even the smallest of ways possible. Inspiration is inspiration, no matter the amount.

4. With this in mind, when you submit your nominations, make sure you have this person’s (or these people’s if you’re nominating more than once) permission to disclose his, her, or their disability(-ies) for the world to see. I don’t want to violate any HIPAA laws with this. So only nominate people who want the exposure.

5. Your nominations should also include a small blurb about why this person (for each person you nominate) should receive the Puzzle Pride Award in 2015. This is where you plead your case. What about him or her inspires you, and why should it inspire the rest of us? That is the kind of question you want to answer with this blurb.

So, now that you all know the rules for this year, I want to show you a sneak peak at what’s in store for the winner:

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Suffice it to say, I’m aiming for this year’s prize is going to be more personal and more tangible for the winner than in the past. You’ll definitely like what I have in mind. DEFINITELY.

Get nominating, people! We’re counting on you!

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Life Preview School Work

The Future is Limitless!

Since I last posted on the Aspie Epilogue, I’ve been busy trying to plot out my next move(s).  Drexel didn’t pan out, getting my old job back didn’t pan out.  Nothing seemed to pan out in the past month.  But that was in the past.

The future is what I have left to preoccupy myself with.  So, just what am I doing in the future, anyway?

There are some more updates I plan to elaborate on in future posts.  The following are some updates I hope to be able to post about later:

1) I’m applying for SJU’s M.A. in Writing Studies program for the Fall 2012 semester.  I’m still working on the application, but I will most definitely let you all know how that turns out in the end.

2) I’m working toward a very special personal project related directly to the Aspie Epilogue.  I hope to have the completed version ready by November 23, 2015.  I’m still working on specifics, but I promise you all will LOVE it when you see it.

3) Still trying to find a job.  You’ll be among the first to know when that happens.  I certainly hope that part comes soon.  Believe me, I really want that to happen.

And there you have it.  The past may be gone, but the future is still out there somewhere, waiting to come to light.

Again, I’m always open to hearing about other people’s Puzzle Pride Awards if anybody has some they would like to share.  You can learn more about that on the Puzzle Pride Campaign page on the Aspie Epilogue.

I’ll see you next time, when I cover some important questions many of you may have had at some point or another concerning diagnoses.

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Please Bear with Me

Please bear with me as I update the blog’s appearance.  I am working on something big that I think you all will like.  You can consider the new design a clue as to what’s going through my head right now…  Until then, please bear with me.  Thank you.