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March 1, 2012
Contact: Adynah Johnson
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Celebrates the artistry and self-expression found in the drawings, paintings and collages created by people diagnosed with autism.
Now in Paperback Edition, Drawing Autism is the first book to use visual arts as a point of entry into understanding the autism spectrum. Knowing no racial, ethnic, or social barriers, today autism is diagnosed in 1 in every 150 children. The book divides the artwork into thematic chapters that demonstrate characteristics of the disorder, like “repetition” and “interaction.”
The unique nature of how autism affects individuals in a myriad of ways makes the disorder a challenge for those who have and have children with it or work with those living with the diagnosis. Drawing Autism features the work of over fifty contributors exhibiting an array of exceptional perspectives truly demonstrating how dynamic individuals see the world and their distinctive place in it.
Jill Mullin is a New York City based behavioral analyst and educator working as a clinical supervisor, training teachers and social workers to use a behavioral approach when working with individuals diagnosed with autism and their families.
Temple Grandin is a doctor of animal science and professor at Colorado State University, bestselling author and consultant to the livestock industry on animal behavior. As a person with high-functioning autism, Grandin is widely noted for her work in autism advocacy.
Mark Batty Publisher (markbattypublisher.com) is an independent publisher dedicated to making distinctive books on the visual art of communicating, showcasing the visual power and innovation of contemporary culture in all of its varied poses. Today, the visual comes at us from more places than ever, and its dissemination is faster and more advanced every year. Books from Mark Batty Publisher capture this acceleration on the pages of every book. Affordable, well designed, thoughtfully created, and produced to last, MBP books are artful products that readers want to hold onto forever.