Twenty year old Michael McCreary was diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome at the age of five. In an act of self-preservation, combined with the desire for constant attention and the inability to stop talking, he began stand-up comedy. In the past 5 years he has performed over 140 shows, keynote addresses and panel presentations. He has two brothers: one neurotypical and one who is a profoundly challenged eighteen year-old who is non-verbal - so he has lived both ends of the autism spectrum every day.
He recently hosted an “autism 101” video for Autism Ontario which has just passed 750,000 views entitled “Autism: See The Potential”.
In the fall of 2014 he did a cross Canada tour hitting every province. In addition to his shows, he interviewed families and organizations looking for the positive ways people are dealing with life on the spectrum. He filmed it all and his documentary is now in the editing stage.
He contributed a chapter to the recently published book “Autism: The Gift That Needs To Be Opened”. His submission appears alongside entries from Dr. Temple Grandin, Dr. Stephen Scherer and Senator Jim Munson.
Michael McCreary gives you permission to laugh at the lighter side of Autism Spectrum Disorder with his act: “Does This Make My Asperger’s Look Big?”
Check him out at: http://www.aspiecomic.com/