Heya folks! Been a while since our last news beat but that's because it's always quiet before the next compilation. The deadline for Volume 3 is less than SIX WEEKS away so get your submissions in! All proceeds benefit Anxiety Gaming, nonPareil Institute and Autistic Self Advocacy Network! Also we have plans for another comp … Continue reading [NEWS] 6 week deadline, upcoming shows and… future comps?
Hey! Been a while since our dojo section went up, but HarleyLikesMusic has been doing great little video tutorials on the current weapon of choice of most chiptuners - LSDJ - and has been developing a class for neurodivergent people too! Check it out and give him some much deserved likes! (P.S. his music is … Continue reading DOJO: LSDJ Tutorials by HarleyLikesMusic
So, it's a good week at Chiptunes 4 Autism. First off, we hit 700 followers on Twitter this weekend! Huzzah! Every one of you helps us spread the cause further and helps our ideals of neurodivergence reach a larger audience. We appreciate all of you! Second, we have been confirmed for ArlingCon! The free convention … Continue reading News Beat! ArlingCon, 700 and Austin
So, dunno if you heard, but they found major overlaps between patterns in brains for people with autism and other neurodivergences. There is a very thought-out and particular article here that explains it in more technical terms than I. But it also confirms that none of the genetic signatures for autism correlate with poor health … Continue reading February News Beat!
Me and my autistic family were featured on CNN recently. Meet me and my family. Enjoy and I hope you find joy in this video. https://m.facebook.com/?_rdr#!/story.php?story_fbid=144030369523155&id=141205943138931&ref=page_internal
Yet another reason to avoid “cure” language when speaking of autism. In Britain, as many as six kids were subjected to drinking bleach in order to “cure” them. I am pretty sure most people know NOT to do this, but episodes like this and the way the internet can be used to rapidly spread disinformation … Continue reading Another Reason to Avoid Cure Language. This is Horrifying.
Very exciting news about one of the great nonprofits we support - the NonPareil Institute. This great studio strives to supply better futures for adults with autism by giving them skills in technology and the tools to make games and apps so they can enjoy an independent future doing things they love! They are looking … Continue reading NonPareil Institute is Expanding!
Wow! Just wow! We finally totaled our Magfest earnings, along with some direct Paypal donations from friends at PowerTrip Gaming and Chiptunes=WIN and they totaled $440 altogether - that's our highest earning showcase and month EVER in our history! It's all thanks to folks like you and to the awesome folk who put together our … Continue reading Magfest Donations Total: $440!!
Some more pics from Magfest, courtesy of Ami Moregore Photography! Stop by and give her Facebook a like as thanks for her great snaps! And one last update - thanks to a surprise donor (who is full of WIN - ahem) our Magfest donations hit $300! You folks are incredible! Aaron Hickman (Dya) is the … Continue reading Pictures from MAGFest – Part 2
I can relate to this. I am an autistic and have an autistic son, and when my wife first looked for help from an autism organization that I will not name, they offered condolences and were “sorry” for her. She was mortified. My sister was also treated like a burden by many since she … Continue reading Overcoming Autism Stigma