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Autistic Artistic Carnival 2011: You Tube Videos by Colin Alexander Brennan

Colin came into the world on July 5th, 2002.
Colin is 8 years old and is Autistic, (high functioning) He was singing before he could talk. His parents have VHS movies of him singing full songs by the Care Bears when he was only 4 years old! He was born and raised in Oakville, Ontario Canada. His current favourite artists are Justin Bieber, Black Eyed Peas, Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus, Hedley, Kesha, Sarah Mclachlan, Nikki Yanofsky, and K’naan. Colin had to have extensive speech therapy to talk in full sentences, but NEVER had to have any therapy to sing! He just cannot help himself. Whenever he hears a song, he has to sing it loud! His autism gives him some special abilities. He can listen to a song that he likes a lot and memorize all the words in a very short time. He can remember the song months later like he just heard it yesterday. His Autism also gives him perfect pitch on so many songs that have high pitch notes. He has been singing “professionally” only for a few months now and he is really enjoying it, especially when he goes to the recording studio. He does have one original song which his father wrote for him for an America’s Got Talent video contest, but there is no actual music to it yet, (working on that). He was one of the top ten finalists in the Nationwide Teletoon Network television Karaoke contest. While he did not win that contest because he did not get enough mouse clicks from the public, he did win in raw talent. The Contest Director was cheering him to win! Currently, Colin is singing in the prestigious Oakville Children’s Choir and singing, dancing and acting with the equally prestigious Oakville Children’s Music Theatre. Colin was asked by the owner/DJ of an internet radio station in Arkansas USA, (KXBG with over 35,000 listeners) to send him a CD of his songs after hearing him on You-Tube and Facebook. During the first week that Colin’s songs were being played Monday through Friday at 3:58 p.m., he charted on their Top 40 chart with him reaching #15 for his Baby song and #17 for his I Believe song. Two weeks later, his One Time song charted at number 24! Given that Colin just turned 8 years old and he has not had any formal vocal training yet, the sky is the limit!
Colin has recorded 6 cover songs at River 16 Studio’s here in Oakville. They are:
I got a Feeling (Originally by The Black Eyed Peas)
Party in the USA (Originally by Miley Cyrus)
Eenie Meenie (Originally by Justin Bieber and Sean Kingston)
Baby (Originally by Justin Bieber)
One Time (Originally by Justin Bieber)
I believe (Originally by Nikki Yanofsky)
He has one original song called…”I’m Awake Now” His parents are saving up their money to try to get some music to go along with it, hopefully soon!


Seminar to Educate Counselors at VCS about the Autism Spectrum (Volunteer Counseling Services)

Here is a seminar I led which educated volunteer counselors at an agency in the town where I live in New City, New York. The agency’s supervisor Gail Golden wanted me to come in to her agency as a person who can give a first-hand experience of what it is like to be on the Autism Spectrum. I spoke to the counselors this past Tuesday during the afternoon seminar.

Here is the video from the seminar:

posting more soon,


Thanks EG for letting me know about this…

This is very interesting videos. Makes me think I should come with a DMC music video as well for Aspergia Greets episodes. Very nice, very nice… Pretty soon I find out if I win my writing contest with my friend. I find out pretty soon. The contest was from the Writer’s Market Magazine. Anyway, the story was really good and hopefully My friend and I win the contest.

out, J