Cody Clark is a 29 year old professional magician/autistic self-advocate from Louisville, KY. He places his magic within real life's magic moments, giving his shows a more personal touch which everyone can relate to. He also shares the honest ins and outs of being autistic both in his shows and in his "magi-talks" given to educators, students, and corporations. His biggest honors are sharing the Louisville Palace stage with magic legend Lance Burton and receiving the 2017 Society of American Magicians Rising Star of Magic award.
A Different Way of Thinking: Cody combines magic, comedy, and storytelling to share what living with autism is like for him. Starting with his initial diagnosis and ending with his college graduation, Cody places his routines within common life experiences. This shows how autism makes him different, yet not so different from most people. By the end of his show, you’ll see that autism’s nothing to be scared of, but simply a different way of thinking! College students will also benefit by seeing how Cody handled his on campus life.
Sensory Friendly Spectacular: Finding campus activities neurodiversity and disabled students can participate in can be a challenge. This show fixes this by removing loud noises, bright lights, and overly complex plots…….without removing any of the fun! And being autistic he gives him a good grip on how to engage each participant at the level they’re most comfortable with.
Whether they’re able to directly participate or simply watch from the audience, all attendees will feel empowered exactly as they are.
10/02/23 7:00pm Oakland City, IN Oakland City University
10/07/23 7:00pm Louisville, KY Cody and Friends Event
10/07/23 8:00pm Cody & Friends - Awesome Advocates
11/10/23 12:00pm Lincolnshire, IL APCA
11/11/23 12:00pm Lincolnshire, IL APCA
11/14/23 12:00pm Cedar City, UT Southern Utah University
11/15/23 12:00pm Cedar City, UT Southern Utah University
11/16/23 12:00pm Cedar City, UT Southern Utah University
03/19/24 12:30pm Ohio State University - Mansfield, OH
03/22/24 7:00pm Pittsburgh, PA Carlow University
"We thought it was a wonderful show and an inspiring night. Many people made a point of telling us so and were very grateful to have Cody at CLC. It was awesome to see the students who were willing to speak up and participate as a result of Cody's warmth and welcoming demeanor. Excellent all-around reviews!" - COLLEGE OF LAKE COUNTY- CHICAGO METRO AREA
Cody captivated an audience of professionals, family members, and self- advocates by doing magic tricks to illustrate his story of life as an autistic adult....He talked about the importance of identifying strengths, learning style, and interests and allowing a person with a disability the freedom to fail in order to succeed. We highly recommend Cody's presentation. - UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN'S WAISMAN CENTER
"Cody provided a great, interactive show that our students really enjoyed." - UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS COMMUNITY COLLEGE - BATESVILLE