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
Every year, people are murdered by their caretakers. Join our longtime benefactors, the Autistic Self-Advocacy Network, in a vigil in the memory of those disabled people who have been victimized by those they trust. You can attend a virtual vigil on March 1st here: https://m.facebook.com/events/466395480560834/
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
All About Autistic Meltdowns & Shutdowns (Audio Only) http://neurodivergentrebel.com/2018/03/07/autistic-meltdowns-shutdowns-2/ — Read on neurodivergentrebel.com/2018/03/07/autistic-meltdowns-shutdowns-2/
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?
Don't know if you heard about this story, but a police officer attacked an autistic person after mistaking their stim for a probable cause or a symptom of drug use. Because of this, that department is starting a classification system for people who are neurodiverse, such as wearing wristbands to label oneself as autistic. While … Continue reading Should Autistic People Be Classified by Wristbands?
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
Rebecca Burgess did this amazing comic strip a while back that really tackles the concept of the autism spectrum and dismantles the ideas of rating people on "functioning" scales. Highy recommended reading.
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.