Alex Plank is from Beverly Hills, California. He studied film and video at George Mason University in Virginia. Alex Plank has Asperger’s Syndrome and is the CEO of Wrong Planet, a popular social website for individuals with Autism and Asperger’s to communicate online with others. Alex Plank is an Autism Light because of how his Wrong Planet website provides an online gathering place for people with autism to interact and share ideas and thoughts about all types of subjects that effect their lives.
Wrong Planet: WrongPlanet.net currently has over 57,000 members who are able to interact with each other on the Website system. According to the Website this is the mission and function of Wrong Planet:
Wrong Planet is the web community designed for individuals (and parents/professionals of those) with Autism, Asperger’s Syndrome, ADHD, PDDs, and other neurological differences. We provide a discussion forum, where members communicate with each other, an article section, with exclusive articles and how-to guides, a blogging feature, and a chatroom for real-time communication with other Aspies.It should be noted that parents and professionals who have a connection to autism are welcome to become a member and interact with the Wrong Planet community.
Here is a video of Alex Plank discussing the origins of Wrong Planet.
Autism Talk TV: Alex Plank is also the founder of an Internet television program called Autism Talk TV, which he started in 2010. You can view episodes of this series at this link. Autism Speaks is a sponsor of the project (Source).
Social Media: You can follow Alex Planet and Wrong Planet at these social media areas.
- YouTube Channel
- Biography at AlexPlank.com
- Thinking Autism Guide Blog (2011)
- Washington Post Article on WrongPlanet.net (2005)
- Wikipedia Article on Alex Plank
For more information on Alex Plank or to become a member visit the Wrong Planet Official Website at WrongPlanet.net.
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