I looked up other threads on APD
Yes it is always June 18th... I hope it is okay to cut and paste from someone else (in this case Amy)on an old thread- I would have had to paraphrase the answer...
Here is the first one (of many) threads that I found... (from Gareth)
This one is from 2004
and a later post by Amy on that thread as to the why - the date (and why it is during the same week as gay pride week- someone had asked)
Joined: Jul 2004
Well it may be that date in North America, but I have never heard of that exact date, so it may be different in other parts of the world.
APD is a global event, so I don't think it will matter too much.
The spectrum colours are used to represent the autism spectrum. A gay symbol is also the pink triangle, I remember when that was used, and when the rainbow started to be used, it could change again possibly to something else. Most people think of autism with that horrible puzzle jigsaw thing, so we definetely need something different from that.
Using spectrum colours has been in use for a while for autism on autistic sites, not NT parent sites.
The reason we chose June 18th was it was our youngest member's birthday, he is 10. Since then we have found we have four members with the same birthday, so thats cool too. :smile:
04-11-2005 06:37 AM