This excellent article from NPR talks about the very real fear that parents of black autistics have for their young adult autistic kids when they interact with police. It also shows an example of a program, sponsored by police, to help improve relations between autistics and the police force.
Hello friends! I wanted to share with you this upcoming IndieGogo campaign about a sequel to the oldest story ever written, the Epics of Gilgamesh, and it's a comic about an autistic superhero. The author hopes to spread messages about neurodiversity and displays autism as a superpower, where the hero's mind works so fast that … Continue reading The Epics of Enkidu – A Comic/Myth About An Autistic Superhero
This picture I think conveys the idea of a spectrum of autism quite nicely. What do your sliding settings look like?
So, you may have noticed some changes in our mission statement and noticed how we are dojng more than just chiptune compilations now. I suppose I should explain where C4A is headed. As of now, we are working on becoming our own 501(3)(c)! We are proud of almost all the charities we have benefitted and … Continue reading C4A – Past, Present, Future and Beyond
Save the date! C4A will be back at ArlingCon 2020 this year! Our sensory tables plus a new interactive segment will be featured and we will also be hosting a panel on neurodiversity in nerd culture! We will likely have a live performance as well - we will put an official event on our EventBrite … Continue reading [CHIPTUNE/SENSORY] C4A @ ArlingCon 2020! More Info to Come!
Hey folks! Time to meet another actually autistic musician! This week, meet three-time contributor and performer at our first showcase ever, our friend Michael Blanton - aka Metroyd Myk! He has an album named Heart of the Juggernaut and it's quite worth a lesson. Classic LSDJ chiptune. https://metroydmyk.bandcamp.com/
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!
Now that we have everything for Volume 4, here is the concrete info so far! TRACKS: 27 NEW CHALLENGERS: 17 RETURNING CHALLENGERS: 11 FOUR TIME CHALLENGERS: 2 THREE TIME CHALLENGERS: 2 TWO-TIMERS: 7 MASTERING: BBEAR ARTWORK: VIRIDIAN KIRISU CHARITIES BENEFITING: AUTISTIC SELF ADVOCACY NETWORK, RISE ABOVE THE DISORDER, TAKETHIS, AND AUTISTIC WOMEN/NONBINARY NETWORK
Utterly delighted to see all the submissions for Volume 4 this year!! A whole lot of newcomers this time around, some returns and some collaborations too! Got everything from dubstep to chip-fused rock this time around! We can't wait to share it with you! Are you someone who missed the submission window? No sweat. We … Continue reading Volume 4 NEWS!!! HUZZAH!!!!
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