AUTISM AND BEATLES

I don’t know what it is, but people with Autism–myself included–seem to latch onto the music of the Beatles for some reason. I don’t know if it is because they were raised like I was, listening to the Beatles, but it is fascinating to me. Whenever I talk to people on the Spectrum and I bring up music, ALWAYS…without fail…the Beatles always make an appearance as “I LOVE THE BEATLES!” For me, the first REAL concert I ever saw was when I was 11 years old and saw Paul McCartney in Washington, DC. That always stuck with me. I have had the honor of seeing the 2 surviving Beatles (McCartney twice and Ringo Starr once in Baltimore). Maybe I should hone my interviewing skills and get to the bottom of this. But at the same time, maybe I should just sit back and take pride in the fact that maybe timeless music is just that…timeless. It’s just really good music. But then again, what is about the Beatles resonating with people on the Autism Spectrum? Should I delve deeper into this and research it? Or just “Let It Be”? Please comment and let me know what you think. Thanks!

Author: AuTom Spectrum Blog

I have Autism and am a self-advocate and public speaker. On the side I do stand-up comedy. I live in Baltimore County and have an AMAZING girlfriend

One thought on “AUTISM AND BEATLES”

  1. I love the Beatles like you do hon! I grew up on it with my parents. That is what we have always listened to in the car. The Beatles are awesome!

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