Links and Resources – Sites We Recommend!
Autism Awareness Shop
The owners of Autism Awareness Shop are parents of a teenager with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Autism Awareness shop offers a wide variety of amazing Autism Awareness merchandise, like: Jewelry, T-shirts, hats, patches, and even temporary tattoos – many of which are our own unique designs. (They can only be found here!) Keep in mind that the money earned from these products is used to pay for services for our son and to maintain the website – We really appreciate anything that you can do to help in spreading the word of autism acceptance. Visit us at www.AutismAwarenessShop.com and be sure to LIKE us on Facebook for sales and deals. And at Autism Awareness Shop, the shipping in always FREE!
Maniacs Hobby Complex
Maniacs Hobby Complex is a family owned business that began in 1976 as Warrick Custom Hobbies and in the fall of 2012 was re-branded as Maniacs Hobby Complex. At Maniacs, they strive to be your one stop shop for everything Radio Control and more! They carry all the top brands and have a large selection of parts and accessories. Check back often because Maniacs is constantly adding new and exciting products along with exciting sales and promotions! Visit them at the store in Plantation, FL or online at www.ManiacsHobbyComplex.com
Facebook is a great place to keep up with the latest news in autism and awareness. There are a lot of pages and groups that share information and stories, offer support, share blogs and a variety of pictures and quotes. We hope you will go and LIKE our We Rock for Autism page, and encourage others to share and like pages you find entertaining or helpful. www.facebook.com/WeRockForAutism
Twitter is another great way to keep up with autism related news, event announcements and more. You can choose who you would like to follow based on their posts, ideals and content. Tweet out your thoughts in 140 characters or less and “retweet” the ones you like. Twitter really allows you to follow people and companies that focus on autism as well has a variety of other topics. So, follow us and use the # (hashtag) #WeRockforAutism to help spread the word @WeRockForAutism or www.twitter.com/WeRockForAutism
Instagram is a fun way to rely information using pictures and descriptions. It is easy to use and very popular amongst the younger generations, that may not be ready for Facebook or Twitter. You can take and post pics right through the app, adjust the resolution or add effects to the picture making you look like a pro. It’s a great way to post pictures and updates from events, meetings and gatherings. Autism related pages post pics and encouraging quotes and more! We Rock for Autism posts a variety of pictures from the web and from events that we sponsor or host! Go follow We Rock for Autism and start posting your pics. Use the # (hashtag) #WeRockforAutism to help spread the words of awareness and acceptance. @WeRockforAutism or www.instagram.com/WeRockforAutism
Autism Information and Services Sites
*The sites listed on WeRockforAutism.org are for informational purposes only. We Rock for Autism and www.werockforautism.org do not endorse, and are in no way affiliated with or endorsed by the following sites listed in this section.
The A.skate Foundation
The A.skate Foundation is an organization that allows children with autism to be a part of our social world through skateboarding. We hold clinics for children with autism at no cost to the families, give grants to children with autism for skateboard gear, as well as promote awareness and educate families about the skateboard industry. For more info, please visit www.askate.org
The Autism Society of America
From The Autism Society page: “The Autism Society is the leading voice and resource of the entire autism community in education, advocacy, services, research and support. The Autism Society is committed to meaningful participation and self-determination in all aspects of life for individuals on the autism spectrum and their families. The Autism Society accomplishes its ongoing mission through close collaboration with a successful network of chapters, members and supporters”. www.autism-society.org
Company Overview, from Autism Speaks page: “Autism Speaks is the nation’s largest autism science and advocacy organization, dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention and treatments for autism; increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders; and advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families. Autism Speaks funds more than $30 million each year in new autism research, in addition to supporting the Autism Treatment Network, Autism Genetic Resource Exchange, Autism Clinical Trials Network, Autism Tissue Program and a range of other scientific and medical programs…” www.autismspeaks.org
Music for Autism
Music for Autism is enhancing quality of life and raising public awareness through autism-friendly, interactive concerts developed specifically for individuals with autism and their families. The concerts, held in the United States and the United Kingdom, feature professional musicians, including Tony Award winners, Grammy-nominated classical artists, and Pulitzer Prize winners. To ensure equal access for all, every Music for Autism concert is fully subsidized. Families note that the concerts help fill a major psychosocial void, enabling them to enjoy enriching activities that are inclusive and to experience the joy and power of music as a family. www.musicforautism.org
Music News and Information
Metal Sludge has been at the forefront of reporting news, exposing bands and interviewing some of the top musicians in the hard rock, glam and metal genre. If you are looking for straight up, in your face, no holds barred news about your favorite 80’s/90’s rock bands, looks no further than Metal Sludge. Stevie Rachelle, Founder / CEO of Metal Sludge and singer of TUFF and Shameless has been a supporter of We Rock for Autism and helped make the connection between We Rock for Autism and the big 80’s in the Park event. Check out Metal Sludge if you are brave enough. Not for the weak of heart or for the under 18 crowd! www.MetalSludge.tv
Artists for Autism Awareness
This non-profit was started by musician / roadie Jonas Marquez. His goal is to bring a concert series to your home, via Stageit. As a concert attendee you would be able to buy tickets, sign on , and watch a live performance over the internet all from the comfort of your own home. It also enables the artists to be able to put on a concert from the comfort of their own home, for a great cause. The concert attendee would be able to buy tickets, sign on , and watch a live performance over the internet all from the comfort of their own home. It would also enable the artists to be able to put on a concert from the comfort of their own home, for a great cause. www.ArtistsforAutismAwareness.com
Demon Doll Records / The Glamnation Network
Demon Doll Records is the premier Glam, Sleaze, Hair Metal & Hard Rock label & store. Home to Swingin’ Thing, Jailhouse, Cats In Boots, Jetboy, Blackboard Jungle, Tuff, The Mistakes & many more…! The Glamnation Network is your source for all bands Hard, Heavy & Hair Metal and powers Glamnation Radio! If you are into glam, rock, and bands from or inspired by the great Sunset Strip, check these sites out! Demon Doll Records / The GlamNation Network / GlamNation Radio
Rock Confidential…Everything you love about rock ‘n roll since 2002! Jesse and Rock Confidential are not only big supporters of We Rock for Autism, they are all about everything Rock ‘n Roll. From news to interviews, cool new music, and of course….the ever popular Rock Confidential Girls! You want to learn the latest news? Find out what the coolest bands are up to? Check out hot girls? Or browse one of the most comprehensive rock video collections? Go check out www.Rock-Confidential.com and be sure to LIKE them on Facebook to show them our support!