International Autistic Complaints Choir

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AutismDiva’s place is where I first heard of the complaints choir concept, which is basically organized griping set to music.

The people at autistics.org want to organize an international autistic complaints choir, not tied to a location but to autistic people anywhere (and the music would all be coordinated by net too, but first we have to have the complaints — both large and small-scale things — so they can be written into music).

To see what a complaints choir is, go here. (That site also describes the process that usually goes into creating them, starting with getting complaints to people. And has videos of four complaints choirs with captions in English.)

Feel free to submit complaints etc on the following board we’ve created for that purpose (and it has links to the videos of two of the complaints choirs).

Please also spread the word anywhere you think autistic people might be interested, and point back to that bulletin board.

About Mel Baggs

Hufflepuff. Came from the redwoods. Crochet or otherwise create constantly and compulsively. Write poetry and paint when I can. Physically and cognitively disabled. Anything you hear in the media or gossip is likely to be oversimplified at best and wildly inaccurate at worst, the only way to get to know me is to actually know me. I'm not really part of any online faction or another, even ones that claim me as a member. The thing in the world most important to me is having love and compassion for other people, although I don't always measure up to my own standards there by a longshot. And individual specific actions and situations and contexts matter a lot more to me than broadly-spoken abstract words and ideas about a topic. My father died a couple years ago and that has changed my life a lot in ways that are still evolving, but I wear a lot of his clothes and hats every day since he died and have shown no sign of stopping soon.

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  1. I tried to register on the autistics.org forums, but kept on getting error messages, (the letters typed didn’t match the letters shown in the picture). So after several attempts, I gave up.

  2. Amanda:

    Do you want some snow? Denver had a lot of snow dumped in the last day and half. I heard that VT needs snow. You can use it for skiing! Take our snow!

    Kathy Grant

  3. Yet again my previous comment was lost in the spams :(
    It snows too much on some of us and not enough on others. :(
    Why do the brits complain so much funnier than us americans? :(
    Is it because they have bigger vocabularies? :(
    Or prettier grammar? :(
    It’s grey outside. :(
    It’s grey inside. :(
    My husband is [still] half-shutdown and I am nervously 75% present. :(
    [ but he loves me! :) and i love him! :) ]

  4. I’m thinking of doing a gripe against DAN! in gregorian chant to celebrate (with floods of belated sarcasm) their draconian witch doctoring (sorry witches, oh, and sorry dragons of the Ordo Dracul).

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