Cody Clark is a 26 year old professional magician/autistic self-advocate from Louisville, KY. He was diagnosed as autistic at 15 months young and his parents were told he’d never walk, talk, get married, have a job, etc. Instead, he had a wonderful childhood full of Thomas the Tank Engine and Mr. Rogers Neighborhood and at the age of 11, was brought on stage at a magic show and enjoyed it so much he became a magician. He joined the Louisville Magic Club, studied at the Jeff McBride Magic & Mystery School in Las Vegas, and used his Bachelors degree in Marketing/Theatre Arts from the University of Louisville to launch his business. He places his magic effects within his passions for theatre, stand-up comedy, classic country music, storytelling, and autism advocacy. The resulting routines form the various shows Cody can perform at your next event, such as:
A Different Way of Thinking: A 45 minute solo show/magic show in which Cody uses his magic effects and stories to give a first-person account of living with autism. He uses this show to self-advocate, showing audiences that autism is nothing to be scared of, just a different way of seeing the world! He can perform it at small to medium size theaters, libraries, K-12 schools, colleges, teacher professional development, and directly for autism advocacy groups.
Sensory Friendly Magic Show: Being autistic himself, Cody knows how a majority disabled audience has different needs from a neurotypical audience. Cody’s knowledge of which accommodations to make allows him to bring a special 30 minute magic show to autism specialty schools, adult day cares, and self-contained classrooms which would otherwise not be able to attend live performances.
All-Purposes Magic Show: Cody’s broad knowledge of magic effects, 15 years of performance experience, and ability to tell stories which everyone can relate to ensures he can stand alone outside of the context of his autism. He can perform sets ranging from 10 minutes to 45 minutes with routines that are uniquely Cody, yet a good fit for any event.