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Autism Awareness Festival

The autism awareness festival hosted by United In Change is a family-friendly event that promotes awareness and understanding of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). This nonprofit organization is dedicated to supporting individuals and families affected by ASD. The festival is an excellent opportunity to unite the community and raise awareness about this condition.

 

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The festival will occur at Central Park in Denver, Colorado, on June 23rd, from 2 pm to 7 pm. The location is easily accessible and provides plenty of space for attendees to enjoy all the festivities. In addition, the event will feature live music from local artists, headlined by Denver's Autistic Rapper Big Dom, featured above, giving a lively and entertaining atmosphere throughout the festival.

 

In addition to the live music, there will be vendors and food trucks on-site offering a variety of delicious food and beverages. Attendees can browse vendor booths, purchase unique items, and support local businesses. There will also be public speakers who will share their experiences and knowledge about autism, providing valuable insights into the condition.

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There will be plenty of activities for kids, including games, and other fun attractions. The festival is designed to be a safe and inclusive environment where children of all abilities can participate and have fun.

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Speakers

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John Roedel

John Roedel is a comic who unexpectedly gained notability as a writer and poet through his heartfelt Facebook conversations that went viral and became an Amazon best-selling book, Hey God. Hey John.

 

He is the author of five books—Hey God. Hey John, Any Given Someday, Untied: The Poetry of What Comes Next, Remedy, and his latest work, Upon Departure, which explores through poetry the concept of our grief as a natural wonder that terraforms the landscape of our world in increments.

Offering an honest and very relatable look at his faith crisis, mental health, personal struggles, perception of our world, and even his fashion sense, John's writing has been shared millions of times across social media and lauded by fans and readers worldwide. In addition, he teaches at universities and retreat centers across the US, blending his trademark comedy with creative exercises, journaling, dialogue, and introspection to help people fearlessly embrace and share their personal stories.

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Big Dom

Denver's Empathic Lyricist - Defying Limits with Autism

Meet Big Dom, an exceptional talent from vibrant Denver, Colorado. As a gifted rapper, Big Dom has captivated audiences with unparalleled flow, introspective lyrics, and a unique perspective on life. But what truly sets Big Dom apart is his unyielding spirit and determination to overcome obstacles as an individual on the autism spectrum.

 

Born and raised in Denver, Big Dom's love affair with music began early. He found solace in the art form, using it as a means of self-expression and communication when words alone proved challenging. Music became Big Dom's sanctuary, providing an outlet to navigate the complex emotions and experiences of being neurodivergent.

Big Dom's music delves deep into the human experience, drawing inspiration from personal struggles and triumphs. His lyrics paint vivid pictures, addressing the complexities of autism, the journey toward self-acceptance, and the pursuit of dreams against all odds. Big Dom connects with his listeners through his raw vulnerability and insightful storytelling, inviting them into his world.

Despite the barriers and preconceived notions associated with autism, Big Dom fearlessly defies expectations, using his platform to advocate for neurodiversity and break societal barriers. His music catalyzes change, shedding light on the unique talents and perspectives that autism can bring to the world.

Big Dom's dedication to his craft has earned him recognition in Denver's vibrant hip-hop scene, and his music resonates with diverse listeners. His live performances are electric, leaving audiences inspired and moved by his sheer passion and authenticity.

Beyond the stage, Big Dom is actively involved in the local community, striving to raise awareness and acceptance for individuals with autism. 

With each track he releases, Big Dom shatters stereotypes and defies limitations, proving that music can transcend barriers and touch the hearts and minds of people from all walks of life. As an autistic rapper out of Denver, Big Dom is a force to be reckoned with, reshaping the hip-hop landscape and paving the way for a more inclusive and accepting future.

So, keep an eye out for Big Dom's mesmerizing music as he weaves his life experiences, emotions, and unapologetic authenticity into a lyrical tapestry that invites us all to embrace our differences and celebrate the power of music to heal and connect.

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