Author(s): Jill Mullin
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 from autistic artists - ranging from 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. With an introduction by Temple Grandin.
"This book is a testament to the power of art to reveal the inner world of people living with ASD." Publishers Weekly "Drawing Autism is a drop-dead beautiful book that celebrates the artistry and self-expression found in the drawings, paintings, and collages created by individuals diagnosed with autism. It is a stunning, thoughtful and yes, HOPEFUL book that is not just for families touched by autism, but for all who are curious about the disorder, which affects more than 1 in 150 children." The Examiner "What is the actual experience of living with autism in a deep-felt sense, beyond the social stereotypes and headline-worthy superskills? Drawing Autism, a celebration of the artistry and self-expression found in artwork by people diagnosed with autism, explores just that." The Atlantic
Jill Mullin, MA MSEd BCBA, is a New York City-based behavior analyst who has been working with individuals with ASD since 2000. Temple Grandin, PhD, is considered the most accomplished adult with autism in the world. She is the author of several books, including the best sellers "The Way I See It" and "Animals in Translation."