Drawing Autism

by Jill Mullin
Drawing Autism
  • ISBN-13: 9781617751981
  • Author(s): Jill Mullin
  • Editor(s): Jill Mullin
  • Introduction by: Temple Grandin
  • Subject: Illustration
  • Publisher: Akashic Books
  • Imprint: Akashic Books
  • Publication Date: 06-05-2014
  • Format: p/b

Availability: In stock

£21.99

Over the last decade, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) has become an international topic of conversation, knowing no ethnic or social barriers.

In DRAWING AUTISM, behaviour analyst and educator Jill Mullin has assembled a staggering array of work ranging from established artists like Gregory Blackstock and Jessica Park to the unknown but no less talented. Their creations, coupled with artist interviews, comprise a fascinating and compelling book that serves to educate and inspire anyone whose life has been affected by ASD. The introduction by bestselling author Temple Grandin provides an overview of autism and advocates nurturing the talents – artistic and otherwise – of autistic individuals.

Autism is known as a ‘spectrum disorder’ because no two diagnoses are exactly the same; however, there are characteristic traits of ASD. Using artwork created by individuals diagnosed with ASD, DRAWING AUTISM celebrates their artistry and self-expression while also serving as an accessible point of entry into understanding how ASD manifests in individuals. Through their art, the contributors exhibit unique perspectives on how they see the world and their places in it. The book’s seven chapters – Interaction, Individual and Societal; Repetition, Repetition, Repetition; Getting from Here to There; Bird’s Eye View; Another World; It’s All History; Art for Art’s Sake – speak directly to the core characteristics of ASD.

Artists born or who live in Britain include Rachel Marks, Robert Maxwell, Eleni Michael, Daniel Pout.

Includes Irish autism organizations as well as the National Autistic Society.

There has been a rise in media interest in ASD as studies reveal how and why people are affected.

Causes such as The Special Olympics’ campaign to end “The R-word” and books like The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time (Jonathan Cape, 2003) have helped the public establish empathy and a deeper understanding for those with ASD.

With an introduction from Temple Grandin, who is regarded as the most accomplished adult with ASD.

About the book

Over the last decade, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) has become an international topic of conversation, knowing no ethnic or social barriers.

In DRAWING AUTISM, behaviour analyst and educator Jill Mullin has assembled a staggering array of work ranging from established artists like Gregory Blackstock and Jessica Park to the unknown but no less talented. Their creations, coupled with artist interviews, comprise a fascinating and compelling book that serves to educate and inspire anyone whose life has been affected by ASD. The introduction by bestselling author Temple Grandin provides an overview of autism and advocates nurturing the talents – artistic and otherwise – of autistic individuals.

Autism is known as a ‘spectrum disorder’ because no two diagnoses are exactly the same; however, there are characteristic traits of ASD. Using artwork created by individuals diagnosed with ASD, DRAWING AUTISM celebrates their artistry and self-expression while also serving as an accessible point of entry into understanding how ASD manifests in individuals. Through their art, the contributors exhibit unique perspectives on how they see the world and their places in it. The book’s seven chapters – Interaction, Individual and Societal; Repetition, Repetition, Repetition; Getting from Here to There; Bird’s Eye View; Another World; It’s All History; Art for Art’s Sake – speak directly to the core characteristics of ASD.

Key selling points

Artists born or who live in Britain include Rachel Marks, Robert Maxwell, Eleni Michael, Daniel Pout.

Includes Irish autism organizations as well as the National Autistic Society.

There has been a rise in media interest in ASD as studies reveal how and why people are affected.

Causes such as The Special Olympics’ campaign to end “The R-word” and books like The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time (Jonathan Cape, 2003) have helped the public establish empathy and a deeper understanding for those with ASD.

With an introduction from Temple Grandin, who is regarded as the most accomplished adult with ASD.