Today is, once again, Autistics Speaking Day. Through happy coincidence, it also happens to be part of the early voting period in my state's election cycle during a major national election.
I live in Florida. Those of you familiar with practical politics here in the US should have some idea of what this means regarding the significance of my vote.
Guess what? I chose to make my voice heard in a far more significant way than a mere blog post.
It took, as it happens, about forty minutes, most of which was spent in a line. For those of you who go, I recommend bringing a book -- the paper kind -- because the legality of cell phones and the like in voting areas is... well, an issue. It's illegal to use them here; no idea about elsewhere.
And, if the person reading this happens to be a politician? Yes, people with disabilities vote.
And that means that we can vote for (or against) you.
In the end, as I said, that's far more important than a mere blog post. Today, for me, was not just Autistics Speaking Day.
It was Autistics Voting Day.