Geek Club Books nonprofit is committed to creating a world where autistic individuals are fully accepted, valued and have a voice. Our priority is bringing autistic individuals creative and leadership opportunities that are meaningful, empowering and support their advocacy. We strive to produce pop culture-based autism awareness education that is innovative, engaging, positive and opens hearts and minds to a new way of thinking about autism.
We pledge to do everything we can to help autistic voices rise to the top. We respect their opinions and prioritize their recommendations based on their own life experiences. There will always be a place for parental and professional guidance and perspectives but never again will they outshine those who are autistic.
We use technology and the art of autism storytelling to capture the public’s attention to teach them about autism. We produce interactive comics, curriculum, school assemblies, digital books and magazines, educational videos, and blog content to change perceptions and put an end to the negative stereotypes. And we hire autistic adults who play a key role in their creation and presentation.
Why do we focus on autism storytelling as a catalyst for change?
Research shows that narrative has a powerful impact on the brain and the actions that follow. Stories elicit empathy. Stories facilitate connection. Stories affect change. They captivate our hearts and minds, both individually and collectively, move us towards better understanding of a culture, a special population, or the human condition.
Using our own personal experiences, our intention is to bring hope, inspiration and emotional support to autistic individuals and their loved one. We’re here to break the stigma surrounding autism by putting forth real autistics’ stories that highlight their many strengths and the positive ways they overcome their challenges.
Where can you find the information you need on this website?
There’s so much to discover here so we’ve made it easier through special welcome pages for:
- Parents and Autistic Individuals – Click here to go to the Welcome Autism Families page
- Educators and Therapists – Click here to go to our Welcome Educators Page
- Volunteers, Benefactors, Caring Companies – Click here to find ways you can help and make a difference
Thank you for stopping by! We hope that you’ll stick around and join our positive autism acceptance movement. Let’s celebrate what makes all of us unique and send out a message of hope and optimism. Together we can profoundly change how the world views autism…one story at a time.
Here are links to important autistic-written information you need to know about autism:
- What is Autism?
- What is Autism Awareness?
- What’s the truth about common Autism Myths?
- Autistic or Person with Autism?
We focus on the individual and the impact one autistic person can make when given the opportunity. If you need statistics, you’ll find them here:
- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 1 in 59 children in the United States has been identified with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
- 70 percent of children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) experience emotional trauma as a result of being bullied, according to findings published in the Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics, while a significant portion were concerned for their own safety at school.
- Tsunami of Young Adults with Autism Face Uncertain Future Unemployment Crisis
- Autism Society of America’s Facts and Figures