I would like to say that I know Louis Gendron on a personal level and he is very dedicated to helping families like his own. His Acoustic for Autism is a partnered with my own Android4Autism project. He donates his music for use on each and every device I donate. I love this CD, as do my kids. One of my all time favorite songs was discovered on this CD and I listen to it almost everyday.
Founded in 2008 by Louis Gendron after his daughter was diagnosed, the Acoustic for Autism project is a collaboration between Louis and record label executive, and childhood friend, Michael Cusanelli along with many other talented friends and colleagues who donate their music, time and talents.
Acoustic for Autism
I would like to introduce you all to Acoustic for Autism. I was contacted by Acoustic for Autism’s founder and producer, Louis Gendron. Louis had heard about Android4Autism and he wanted to donate their entire music collection music to my campaign. Louis and I actually spoke on the phone for over an hour the other night and discovered that we have many things in common, including our passion for raising Autism Awareness and helping others in the Autism community.
Louis and I discussed the goals of our respective organizations and shared our experience thus far on our journey to raise our families and reach out to others. I’m going to quote the Acoustic for Autism website because I think they worded what they are all about very well:
The goal of Acoustic for Autism is to increase awareness, acceptance, understanding for those with autism and to help raise funds for non-profit autism organizations focused on making a direct and immediate impact for children with autism and their families.
Why? Because autism is on the rise. Estimates in 2011 are that 1 in every 91 children is diagnosed each year and 1.7 million American families are currently affected by autism. Autism has become the most rapidly growing developmental disability – more common than Down’s syndrome, childhood diabetes, and juvenile cancer combined.
Most children with autism require specialized education and support services for their entire lives. However, an early diagnosis and intensive education can change the course of this childhood disorder. By supporting Acoustic for Autism, you support our beneficiaries who are helping our children with autism reach their fullest potential!
We receive unique, previously unreleased acoustic-based songs donated by musicians and release them digitally. 100% of the proceeds are donated to autism non-profit organizations.
Needless to say I was very excited to have to oppurtunity to provide my Android4Autism families with this amazing music that The Boston Globe calls“magical…a profound listening experience”.
I listened to every single song on the album (several times actually), including all the singles and I have fallen in love with this music. It’s soothing, relaxing and at the risk of sounding corny, actually made me feel good. The track list (not including the singles) contains the following songs:
|1. Across The World||Chris Trapper|
|2. Light Of The Light||Kris Delmhorst|
|4. Breathe||Analogue Transit|
|5. Awakening||Elizabeth Lorrey|
|6. Every Mile||The Rafters|
|7. This Beautiful Place||Cormac McCarthy|
|8. I Don’t Belong||Boondogs|
|9. Oranges And Reds||Dennis Crommett|
|10. Rough Cut||Amber Rubarth|
|11. Feathers In The Wind||Mulehead|
|12. It’s Not Too Late||Imua Garza|
Every once in a while you hear a song that really speaks to you. I had one of these experiences while listening to Breathe by Analogue Transit. This song puts into words what I feel often times when looking at my life.
Take a listen for yourself to see if it touches you the same way. The whole Acoustic for Autism is filled with songs just as inspirational.[audio:https://www.theautismdad.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/04-Breathe-1.mp3|titles=04 Breathe]
I’m amazed by the generosity of Louis and Acoustic for Autism organization. I’m very proud and excited to be working with them to help provide hope to families in the Autism community. Please check out the Acoustic for Autism website and support this great organization.
You can also find them on Facebook and follow them on Twitter.
There is also a great write up by Awe in Autism. You can also read the story behind Acoustic for Autism at Awe in Autism as well.
Thank you Acoustic for Autism for all your support. I look forward to working together to raise Autism Awareness and help provide hope to those that may have lost it. Acoustic for Autism is a permanent addition to my personal playlist. I would encourage all of you to check out this album and help support the Autism community.
Here is my favorite song Breathe by Analogue Transit
Remember that 100% of the proceeds go right back into the community.