We know just about as well as anybody else. To those of us on the Spectrum, it can mean a broad range of things, and on any given day “friendly” could be sensed entirely differently. (IOW- “the sound of those lightbulbs drove me crazy yesterday, but today it’s not so bad…”)
There are no “Sensory-Friendly Specifications” in our culture and society – yet. The Musical Autist follows suit with Autism Society of America, in their guidelines to what constitutes a Sensory-Friendly Film.
Our local ASA chapter even donated us a basket of noise-reduction headphones for our Sensory-Friendly Concerts!
Volume, lighting, space, tolerance, patience, respect = ACCOMMODATIONS.
Music ministers to the soul. Neural pathways make connections when stimulated by vibroacoustic frequencies.
What if the sounds overload the sensory system?
What if the emotion of being in a socially tolerant atmosphere brings one to tears – or perhaps just some extra hand flaps?
These are some of our goals, in creating prototype Sensory-Friendly Concerts.
There are so many autism non-profit organizations out there who work on a national levels – seems like most, in fact. Big organizations serve good purposes.
But it’s also important to remember that local COMMUNITY is vital to society.
Let self-sustaining community continue to thrive in autistic culture.
We’re keepin’ it local…..follow our philosophies and experiences and make Sensory-Friendly Concerts happen in your own community.
Musical Autists everywhere will thank you.
Equal Rights to the Fine Arts
~!! Go Neurodiversity Go !!~