Autistic Spectrum Digest (Autism) Issue 22, September 2015 - Page 14

Entertainment in the News The Autistix Band: overcoming hurdles with talent London — A group of friends from North London found a great way to overcome challenges that come with the developmental disabilities that they are all facing— by using their musical talents. Jack Beavan-Duggan, Luke Steels, and Saul Zur-Szpiro— collectively known as The Autistix— have been through difficult situations that most people with autism unfortunately still go through: being judged by complete strangers for their developmental disabilities. Different Drummer: One Man’s Music and Its Impact on ADD, Anxiety, and Autism SANTA FE, NM, USA August 11th, 2015 — The Strong Institute has announced the release of Jeff Strong’s new book, Different Drummer: One Man’s Music and Its Impact on ADD, Anxiety, and Autism. “Different Drummer is a brave and open memoir of someone who has followed his passion and intuition and combined those with careful research to create something truly groundbreaking.” Elizabeth King Gerlach, author, Autism Treatment Guide. Percussionist and researcher Jeff Strong embarks on a three-decade journey into the power of musical rhythm. Different Drummer chronicles his path as he navigates ancient drumming practices, conducts clinical research, and develops the music that establishes him as a pioneer in the world of auditory brain stimulation. 14