Attention Autistic Poets/Writers! Call for Submissions (Journeys With Autism)

Rachel Cohen-Rottenberg, author of the Journeys With Autism blog, is welcoming submissions for an upcoming anthology of poetry and prose by people on the autism spectrum aged 35 and over. She says below:

I welcome all pieces of writing about your feelings about being autistic, your experiences, your sense of yourself, your view of the world, your work history, your relationship with your family, or any other area of interest to you. You can write about your life pre- or post-diagnosis, you can share your experiences as a child or as an adult, and you can take a personal and/or a political point of view. The possibilities are as varied as your feelings, perceptions, and life experiences.

I welcome submissions from those who are self-diagnosed as well as from those with an “official” diagnosis.

The deadline for submissions is March 31, 2011. Pieces must be emailed to rachel AT journeyswithautism DOT com. For further information and submission guidelines, please visit her call for submissions page.

-Nicole

ANCA 2010 Naturally Autistic Awards

We are less than a week away from the 2010 ANCA Naturally Autistic Awards. The awards ceremony is set to take place in Vancouver, BC on Saturday, October 30.

ANCA has been in existence since 1995 and its mission is to ” support the natural development of autistic people by providing education and training to autistic individuals, their families, and the community at large.” They have been holding the yearly Naturally Autistic Event in Vancouver, which celebrate artistic talent in autistic children and adults — but this is the FIRST year that ANCA has opened up awards and participation to artists, writers, filmmakers, and musicians outside the Canada. In addition to Canadian awards winners, this year’s ceremonies will feature artists from the United States and Austrailia.

The program of that afternoon’s ceremonies can be viewed at http://flipflashpages.uniflip.com/2/34838/73200/pub/index.html or via PDF at http://www.naturallyautistic.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/NA-Program-final.pdf.

Tickets are still available for this event at: http://naturallyautistic.eventbrite.com/?ref=ebtn

Please watch this blog for more developements or check out ANCA’s Facebook Page. Also, check out this note on AutismHWY’s Facebook page discussing and supporting the upcoming awards.

-Nicole