Proprioceptive. Now that's a big one. Most spell checks don't even recognize it. What does that mean? Well, our proprioceptive system is located in our muscles and joints. Its what gives us our awareness of being pushed, pulled and squished - essentially the parts of our nervous system that detect force and pressure. It's also … Continue reading [SENSORY] What Does “Proprioceptive” Mean?
We had a blast once again at the Dallas Museum of Art, with founder Asperkraken putting on a pair of performances and us having a massive 12-foot sound and sensory play table! Check out DMA's Twitter and Instagram to hear some words from us too! Here are some pictures courtesy of us and the DMA's … Continue reading C4A at DMA 11/15-16/19 Gallery!
This just in! Due to requests and some feedback on social media, we will be pushing back the deadline for Expansion Packs 1 and 2 to December 1st! We hope this will give all participants time to craft great music for our great causes - the Women's Autism and Nonbinary Network and ASAN! Thanks for … Continue reading Submissions Deadline for Expansion Packs Extended!
Today's tune is from our Canadian friend Aaron Parsons, a 3-time C4A contributor and an actual autistic. I think the title says it all! Don't forget: we want #actuallyautistic composers for Expansion Pack 2! Check our submissions link for more details up top! https://open.spotify.com/track/25HLReAbZ3UvpQOUnpMdKd?si=XfM6gooDSaWojYpwqry2Ag
In case you didn't see our submission update recently, submissions are open for our two new and first-ever Expansion Packs! Volume 1, which looks to feature female, trans and nonbinary musicians will benefit the Women's Autism and Nonbinary Network and Expansion Pack 2 will feature Actually Autistic musicians and benefit the Autistic Self-Advocacy Network! Check … Continue reading SUBMISSIONS OPEN! Expansion Pack 1 (Female/Trans/Nonbinary) and Expansion Pack 2 (Actually Autistic)
So, funny story - this never posted on our blog but was everywhere else. Curious. Anyhoo.... ahem... If you haven't caught them on our Instagram or Facebook, here some shots and videos from our third annual C4A showcase, this year at DMA! We met 673 people with our sensory/music table, had some killer visuals courtesy … Continue reading Highlights from C4A at DMA! (Belated… for some reason.)
Volume 4: Infinite Potential, our newest compilation is now up for pre-order at Bandcamp! This album features 28-tracks from across the chiptune spectrum, featuring several neurodivergent artists and was mastered by B.Bear with this gorgeous art by longtime C4A contributor Viridian Kurisu! Preorder now using the link below and you can get half the album right now! … Continue reading VOLUME 4: Now Up for Preorder!
Hello friends, musicians, allies and fellow autistics: While my life has been busy the last few weeks due to life changes, I have missed some changing culture at one of our longstanding benefactors. I thank a fellow autistic for warning me about this. Over the past month or so, some reviews have been circulating about … Continue reading [Announcement] Parting Ways With NonPareil Institute
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
This autistic man, Dave Kot, has created a comic with an autistic superhero - as in autism is his superpower! It is called Face Value and even teaches autistic people how to understand facial expressions. Pretty darn amazing. What an empowering idea for neurodivergent people. I recommend this highly. Follow the link for more! Read … Continue reading An Autistic Superhero by an Autistic Creator!