Autism has become a hot topic recently, becoming the fastest-growing developmental disability in the world. It affects approximately 1 in every 150 children (And 1 in every 94 boys). It’s estimated that between 1 and 2 million Americans have some form of autism.
A book titled Drawing Autism shares a unique perspective by showcasing the artistry of individuals with autism. There are over 50 contributors from around the world, each sharing how they see the world. The book includes the artwork (examples of paintings, drawings and collages can be seen in the gallery below) created by the contributors as well as interviews and comments from the artists themselves.
If you like art, it’s a wonderful book of images in its own right, regardless of the autism angle. Though we think it’s just as lovely that the author has included the interviews and comments as well. Even better, they are helping to spread the word about nurturing the talents of people with autism.
If you don’t buy the book, at least check out the gallery of images below and visit the book’s facebook page.
Images from “Drawing Autism” Book
About “Drawing Autism”
Author: Jill Mullin
Introduction by: Temple Grandin
Publisher: Mark Batty Publisher
“Drawing Autism” Book Description:
Although autism was first identified in 1943, the last decade has seen the complex neurobiological disorder become a topic of conversation the world over. Knowing no racial, ethnic or social barriers, today autism is diagnosed in 1 in every 150 children, with boys four times more likely to be autistic than girls. Known as a spectrum disorder, autism manifests differently in every diagnosis. From social deficits to behavioral difficulties and language delays, the severity of autism varies greatly from person to person. The unique nature of how autism affects individuals in myriad ways makes the disorder a challenge for those who have it, have children with it or work with those living with the diagnosis. Art has long been an outlet used by some individuals with autism to express themselves in instances where words do not work, or cannot be made to.