Spring Issue 2017

Lead article for the upcoming Spring Issue 2017 of Naturally Autistic magazine: Theme ‘Cultural Harmonics’

DSCF8219 (1)The Harmonic Suite
By Vell Baria
(With additional contributions by Yeşim Zorlu, Katarina Simic and Joely Colmer)
“It’s not too late to share your achievements,
As long as it’s concrete and articulated!”
– Vell Baria, 2016 INAP Award Recipient for Performing Arts

Thank-you to Katarina Simic for sharing her experiences with us – Katarina is featured in the Spring Issue of Naturally Autistic Magazine, 2017 in Vell Baria’s article “The Harmonic Suite”. “Volunteering at ANCA as a performer was a special experience. The festival is highly organized and very professional, providing many individuals with the opportunity to display their talents internationally. The atmosphere created by all attendees and organizers was very warm; I was touched by the immense appreciation expressed by the festival coordinator and the singer I collaborated with for taking part in the festival. ANCA is already very mature after its 7th anniversary and I am certain it will continue to grow for many more years in supporting an important cause. Collaborating with Vell was a joy, despite the difficulty in finding times to rehearse in a short time span with our contrasting schedules. We both learned from each other through the process and managed to pull through in the end. I am very grateful to have been able to have met Vell, to have made music with her and to have supported her at the festival. She is a very talented singer who consistently amazes her listeners.” – Katarina Simic, Pianist, Student at University

Spring Issue magazine cover 2017

Honored to showcase this year’s 2016 International Naturally Autistic Peoples AWARD (INAP AWARD) recipient for Performing Arts, Vell Baria of the Philippines. Standing alongside Vell is Tammy Klein, our very special guest this year at the 2016 7th annual World Autism Festival – Tammy was the 2013 INAP recipient for the Performing Arts and Vell joins Tammy in the ranks of ANCA World Ambassadorship representing the Philippines. Visit our Global outreach pages for more information

Our Spring Issue will be published for our annual Kick-Off and Regional AWAF events starting in Covina, California, USA on March 31-April 2, 2017; Asia April 7 – 9, 2017 and in Alanya, Turkey April 21 – 23, 2017! Visit our 8th annual AWAF event page for more information


Contributing writer

If YOU would like to be a contributing writer for the Spring 2017 Issue of Naturally Autistic magazine – just email us via the contact page and put ‘CALL for Submissions Spring Issue 2017’ on the subject line

To qualify: Email us your CV, writing history and three samples of recent published articles and contact information

Theme: The theme for the Spring Issue contributors, will be ‘Cultural Harmonics’. Please provide 150 words sample with a focus on an aspect of the theme.

Deadline: November 15, 2016

Review: Your submission will be reviewed by our magazine team.

We will notify you by email if you have been accepted – contact naturallyautistic@gmail.com OR anca@naturallyautistic.com

“Letters to the Editor”

You may write to this section of the magazine sharing your views on articles written in any of our issues, a short story of your own journey. 100-150 words and a photo of yourself.

Deadline: November 15, 2016

Review: Your submission will be reviewed by our magazine team.

We will notify you by email if you have been accepted – contact naturallyautistic@gmail.com OR anca@naturallyautistic.com


Below are some of the covers for our magazines with more recent ones to add shortly

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  1. If YOU would like to be a contributing writer for the Spring 2017 Issue of Naturally Autistic magazine – just email us via the contact page and put ‘CALL for Submissions Spring Issue 2017’ on the subject line

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