Aspen Autistics – X Country Skiing for Autism Awareness

By Christian Damian I have been selected as the lone female autistic to ski from Aspen to Vail at the end of January, in preparation to cross the polar ice cap in Spring, 2017. That’s Greenland, people – colder than Iceland – and we will be out there about a month! Pulling sleds! Sleeping under … More Aspen Autistics – X Country Skiing for Autism Awareness

How Satoshi Tajiri’s Autism Helped Create Pokemon

By Colin Eldred-Cohen Calling Pokemon a world-wide phenomenon would be a gross understatement.  The franchise has redefined a generation through its hordes of games, TV seasons, manga adaptations, toys, cards, and so much more.  But as Pokemon fans prepare for the release of Pokemon Sun/Moon or despair over Ash losing yet another Pokemon League tournament, … More How Satoshi Tajiri’s Autism Helped Create Pokemon

The Contingent Economy and the Autistic Creatives Collective

By Michael Bernick, Former California Employment Development Department Director, whose newest book is The Autism Job Club (with R. Holden). In the 1990s, Donald Cohen was one of the early researchers and explainers of California’s emerging contingent economy. As this economy grew over the next two decades, he sought to go beyond research, to create mediating … More The Contingent Economy and the Autistic Creatives Collective

New Children’s Book that “Finds Its Way Home”

As a member of the Autistic Creatives Collective,* Colin Eldred-Cohen channels his creative and active mind towards writing and storytelling. He’ll tell you that he constantly has story ideas buzzing around his head, fiction and nonfiction. “They can spring up from anywhere, from media I consume to any random thing I see. Some of the story … More New Children’s Book that “Finds Its Way Home”

6 CREATIVES ON THE AUTISM SPECTRUM – ACTORS AND FILMMAKERS

Colin Eldred-Cohen I must say, I was really surprised at the reactions to my piece on Satoshi Tajiri, the autistic creator of Pokemon. I figured it would peek some interest, but the amount of of gratitude and love blew me away and really touched me. Clearly, the impact of representation in the world shouldn’t be … More 6 CREATIVES ON THE AUTISM SPECTRUM – ACTORS AND FILMMAKERS