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
Got some snaps from our showcase at Magfest in case you missed it - these are more from the floor shots by the audience - we had a pro photographer pulling weight too - we will have those later. In addition, we will also have video up on YouTube later of the sets courtesy of … Continue reading Magfest Showcase 01/06/18 Gallery – Part 1!
At long last, this reissue has come. This was an ambient album composed in 2006 with minimal ambience, a sensory-friendly album meant to be calming and musically therapuetic. No beats, no noises, just melody. Auditory medicine. If you ever want something to listen to that is low impact or to help you regulate sensory overload, … Continue reading [RELEASES] Catharis: A Sensory Friendly Album.
Not sure how "woo" you may be, but lately as an autistic I have found this exercise to be incredibly soothing and useful for shaking out bad energy or just restlessness in general. You may not look like this while doing it, but it feels good. Kind of reminds me of how we regulate ourselves … Continue reading SENSORY: Shake it Out with Pedram Shojai