Now I'm going to tell you a story of Carly Fleischmann, a cheerful girl from Canada. She is now 17 years old, but she still never stops to surprise us by her curiosity and concern of the world problems. Unfortunately, she can't speak any word with her mouth! However, that does not mean that she has no thoughts at all! Do you know the fact that at the age of 11 she learned to type on her laptop. Since that time, she managed to write a book "Carly's Story" in cooperation with her father, where she tells us what it means to be an autist, how it is all like and how she everyday tries to adapt into society. To feel better. To make changes for the better.
And a problem has happened to her recently. During her American Airlines flight she wasn't allowed to have an iPad on her lap. They thought this device would interfere with flight controls. But, however Carly was trying to explain that she has autism and it is an important communication device, her attempts were blurred by a fight between a stewardess and her Dad.
Carly is always trying to improve the world around her. She even wrote a complaint on the airline's website, but there were no comments. After that matter she found out on Air Canada website that communication devices are allowed, even during takeoff and landing! That was a surprise for her!
I got to know about that due to my recent Facebook sign-up. Lots of her fans wrote supportive comments on Facebook, but nothing helps! Maybe we can support Carly and transform the stereotypical attitude to autists. Remember: they are not DUMB or STUPID. They are like normal people, but with little differences. And we should treat them all with respect.
Please HELP them to be NORMAL people!
I am going to help them by inventing special devices, study programmes or just opening a special school or a psychological council. However difficult it may be, I will thrive and desperately create an environment that they deserve. And it is all because I used to have autism. I have all the necessary experience to make autists a significant part of our planet, equal to each one of us. But now I'm free of it!!! With the help of this, I write this article to inspire the young generation to care about people. First of all.
I understand that it is tough for you to realize the problem. Don't be afraid. Just read Carly's book.
In my second article I wrote about the ways to help those, who are in need! Now I'd like to introduce you one simple way to donate: no one uses it, but I eagerly want my idea to move further in the world. And here is how it works.
I hope you all know about App Store gift cards. They all have a limited nominal, e.g. 20 euros, 50, 100. However, App Store is such a shop where we cannot spend all the given resources to the last cent! My idea is to automatically donate the money to children, if there is less than 79 cents left on the cards (if there is less than 79 cents on the card, you cannot buy anything, except some apps on a big sale). Remember: they are bought by millions on Earth! By this we can save lots of lives!!!
Or, maybe we should integrate the donate function into every App Store account. No matter, whether it is for a credit or a gift card. With the help of this everyone can make their little (but serious!) contribution to our humanity.
By the way, now another spot came across. I remember myself playing an online game. I cannot recall its name. The objective is to collect rice. The more rice, the more food to hungry African children! If I am not mistaken, this was developed by UNICEF. AND that was GREAT!
Waiting for further more ideas to pop into my head.
What do you think?
Well, in this article I would like to share my thoughts on politics. Elections are often an issue for everyone. People always ask themselves:" From which age should we have a right to vote?" . The answer for this question is not definite, because some children may discuss world problems at the age of 13, and another person cannot express their views at the age of 30! So, to my mind, everyone from the age of 16 should have their right to vote. Why 16? Because I think at this age teenagers can already make choices and be responsible not just for themselves, but for others too! They have already learnt a lot at school and on the Net. It may be shocking, I know, because my generation is more advanced than the previous. However, adults should make the best conditions for US to live!
I would also propose another idea to change. It is about how to make elections more honest with the help of modern technologies. For example, we can provide every bulletin with a special bar code with a candidate's name. While voting, we will put the bulletin in a special infrared scanner, which will also count voices! Or make special chips for voting, where all information is recorded! Voting cards provided by part could be also useful!
Finally, I would advise the youth to be bright and not to be shy to express their ideas, because everyone can make the world better. We just need more people!
Now I would like to tell you about how we can raise money for the ill! The ways are either invented by me, or taken from the experience of other countries.
1) Posters on streets, both with sad children (which can promote charity) and happy ones (the result we must achieve all over the world); 2) Selling different beautiful things (dresses, perfumes, books - the most popular, I mean) - all the money goes to the poorest, of course! 3) Charity cafes, like in Austria (the Billa has done a gat job, really!); 4) Food banks, where everyone can bring their own food for the lowest layers of society! (a reinvention of a British idea) ; 5) The Internet. We could create a global help portal for every serious disease on Earth! Or a special social network? Or use Facebook and Twitter? (however, most people prefer reading something entertaining!); 6) Make special awards for those who will strive and help the youth to live in peace! Not only for people, but also for bookshops, educational organizations!; 7) UNICEF should, in my opinion, recruit more young people to make the, happier, more affectionate and better sitizens of the world! May be a kind of UNICEF organization can be realized in every school in the world! (who knows?); 8) AND... My idea to change the world is to compose an international orchestral charity "HELP" hymn, which may become an official UNICEF song! The music must be so strong, that tears will come out and everyone's heart will bump, fill with blood and warmth! Unfortunately, I do not have the music, only the lyrics.
Here they are: See see see Those awful pictures around you See see see There's less joy in the world See see see What a disaster may happen today And that's all because of you, yay! ^bold^ Refrain: It's a funny way To get the feeling out It's high time To share the emotion now. Ooohhh
Imagine - a child dying from cancer And now when you can't buy Marks and Soencer Imagine - people starving in Kongo Why are you waiting? Just set and go!
Remember - it depends now on you Whether the world should be a better place or not Don't stop or grumble - get moving Give them your heart and smiles a lot. Please help! They're waiting for you this time Please help! Don't make them standby Please help! Never pass away Because of you Because of you they will feel safe! Please help! They're waiting for you this time! Please help! Don't make them standby! Please help! Never pass away! Please help! Don't let them burn their life! Please light your fire!
It is up to you whether to donate or not! Unfortunately, there are people, who steal these donations, like in Ukraine! I think we should imprison such people, because they have done bad to God, to mother, to child!
So many people. So many, that I want to cry. Drive! Energize! Galvanise! Your person are your deeds, remember that!
^italic^ If you do not raise your hand, one day, if you yourself need help, no one would answer back.
Chulpan Chamatova, a famous Russian actress ^italic^
Here I am. Now. Living. Here writes a girl from a faraway country, who wants to express her thoughts for all the world. I would like to tell you about one problem, which may be a hit in 5 or 10 years. DISABILITY.
Do you know how MANY people with autism are there on Earth? Or children with dyslexia, Asperger syndrome etc? Indigos, ambidexters? Millions, but there will be more, boomingly more! And they all need your support now, because they are not very happy with their future. They have a wish to be like all of us, but sometimes no one can do anything for them. Society cannot accept them, because they are unusual! Should they be forever alone? No! Surprisingly, they can be very smart, already having their own innovative ideas, which can be promoted, if we want to!
So, how can we help? Here are my suggestions. 1) Make festivals of ideas specially designed for such children. 2) Build special schools or create facilities for them - rooms, tutors etc. 3) AND develop high technology for them! Unfortunately, there are not many specialists of this kind in the world, but we can brighten the world if only we make "Work with disabled" a higher education program everywhere possible!
Please HELP! We MUST be a guiding light for disabled people, and, who knows - may be we could raise a generation of new young thinkers, who will be able to change the world to the better!
I personally will help during my university studies in Europe. I will try to write books about them and integrate more smart technology. What can YOU offer?
If you have a question, please write it in the comments.
Photo: © UNICEF/NYHQ2011-1450/Giacomo Pirozzi Azerbaijan, 2011, Oboist Christoph Hartmann plays with a toddler at the Institution for Children with Psycho-Neurological Disabilities, in Baku, the capital.