What began as a creative project inspired by my son, has turned into a movement for change and empowerment.
For almost two years I’ve been working on Geek Club Books. What started as a creative brainstorm, has turned into a 501c3 charity on a mission to profoundly change how the world views autism. We use app technology to engage and tell real stories from our own family’s experiences to entertain children while educating them about autism.
Research shows that narrative has a powerful impact on the brain, so our autism stories elicit empathy and affect change. And our first app did just that…
Parents, kids, educators and app reviewers say our first app, Mighty League, Vol. 1: The Terrible Taunting, encourages acceptance and understanding. Jonathan received a Temple Grandin award for sharing his life experiences in such a creative and positive way.
And as a charity, we go ‘beyond our own stories’ through new initiatives and programs that give autistic individuals and their families a platform and audience for expressing their hopes, dreams, successes and struggles.
I am unendingly proud of my mom for taking a risk by taking her idea and turning it into a movement, connecting people in solidarity and advocacy, giving a voice to an under-served community, and providing resources and a place for everyone to share their stories.
∼ Molly Murphy, Mighty League Author
You can help us grow and expand…
Now that we have our tax exempt status, I am excited to expand our story app library for autism acceptance and grow our empowerment programs for autistic children and adults. And YOU can be a part of making that happen.
Mighty League Autism Story App and Beyond!
We are funding our next autism story app, the Mighty League Vol. 2: The Horrible Hug on Indiegogo. Our $10,000 campaign goal will result in a galactic autism story app but we’re reaching for the stars and hoping to travel well past that goal so we can add common core curriculum, a printed version of the story, and expand our autistic writers platform and Mighty League kids’ empowerment program.
In our apps, the reader gets to choose the gender of the main character.
The characters embark on a journey to an alien planet…a brand new school…an overwhelming, fear-of-the-unknown experience for any child…amplified when you are on the autism spectrum. But the captains of the U.S.S. Mighty League soon discover that these alien’s “horrible hugs” are welcoming and a sign of acceptance. And once again, this tale comes straight from my son’s past.
Will you take a few minutes to check out the campaign?
Here’s the video overview:
As a bonus, there are great rewards and surprises for everyone who gets involved with the campaign: