- Page Count: 160
- Size: 8 x 11 inches
- Format: Casebound
- Publication Date: November 2009
- Price: $34.95
- ISBN: 978-0-9819600-0-5
Over the last decade autism has become an international topic of conversation. Knowing no racial, ethnic or social barriers, today autism is diagnosed in 1 in every 150 children.
Drawing Autism celebrates the artistry and self-expression found in the drawings, paintings and collages created by individuals diagnosed with autism. The work of over 50 international contributors exhibits unique perspectives on how these individuals see the world and their places in it.
Author Jill Mullin, a behavior analyst and educator, has assembled a staggering array of work from established artists like Gregory Blackstock, Jessica Park and Ping Lian Yeak to the unknown but no less talented. Their creations, coupled with artist interviews, comprise a fascinating and compelling book that makes visual how autism manifests differently in every diagnosis.
Mullin’s introduction and the foreword by best-selling author Temple Grandin provide an overview of autism and advocate for nurturing the talents, artistic and otherwise, of autistic individuals.
A portion of the proceeds from Drawing Autism will be donated to a selection of agencies that support art and autism. For more information visit the Drawing Autism Facebook page.