Full disclosure: I am an autistic male. That's why I go by Asperkraken, because I want to own it. Several musicians on our compilations are autistic (Metroyd Myk, Iron Curtain, LazyNerd204, Ava Hart, Stig, etc etc). So I wanna talk about this month because it's Autism Acceptance Month or Autism Awareness Month, depending on who … Continue reading Autism Acceptance versus Awareness – from an Actual Autistic
News flash! Longtime C4A benefactors Anxiety Gaming have involved into You Are Rad - aka Rise Above the Disorder, still continuing the good fight of providing mental health care and eliminating the stigma of neurodivergence in all forms! You will see our links update soon for those wondering! Keep up the good works Jason Docton … Continue reading Anxiety Gaming is now YouAreRad.org!
I became aware I missed the Transgender Day of Visibility recently. Pretty ashamed I did so since gender identity is becoming a more visible part of the actually autistic community and also because several respectable chiptuners I know (including some C4A contributors and performers) identify as transgender! Which led me to realize that I forgot … Continue reading [BELATED] Transgender Day of Visibility – Wendy Carlos
So I have been thinking a lot about Syd Barrett lately as Pink Floyd has been a hyper focus for me as of late. Now, this article is meant to be speculative, respectful and works off conjecture. I hope I do not offend any of his surviving family with this and more importantly, don't expect … Continue reading [ARTICLE] Was Syd Barrett Neurodivergent?
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
So time to continue the quest. This is the second in a series of posts on my real quest for an autism diagnosis. If you haven't yet, you can read the first post here for some perspective. So, my first approach, being an uninsured adult, was to approach the EAP - Employee Asssistance Program … Continue reading The Autism Diagnosis Quest – Part 2
There may be many adults out there who may have self-diagnosed, taken quizzes online, had suspicions or may have even talked to people on the spectrum and questioned themselves. Before I begin my own story, I want to say this. If you are autistic or believe you are on the spectrum, the diagnosis is only … Continue reading The Autism Diagnosis Quest – Part 1
Here is part 2 of the video we shared yesterday. Really eye opening material. Want to know real info on autism? Here's a thought.... ask autistic people. These folks did. Thanks guys. https://youtu.be/P4zX9BfhZIM
I have shared this before on Facebook, but this video dispels some negative myths around autism. Highly recommended viewing that clears up some things by talking to #actuallyautistic people.
This TEDTalk is fascinating. This #actuallyautistic scholar discusses the importance of neurodivergent and neurotypical people living in harmony and realizing each other's strengths and uniqueness. Sounds a lot like what we try to do at Chiptunes 4 Autism.