Autism – the word produces so many different feelings and reactions in every individual. In the past 20 years there has been a 600% increase in children diagnosed as being on the autism spectrum (this can include, Autistic Disorder, Rett syndrome, Childhood Disintegrative Disorder, Pervasive Developmental Disorder-not otherwise specified (PDD-NOS), Aspergers Syndrome, etc.) While you might not have a child on the spectrum, chances are better than ever that you and/or your children will know someone who is. For those of us who have not experienced Autism and its effects, understanding someone who has is not easily done.
Now, thanks to author Jill Mullin, a behavior analyst and educator, we are offered a glimpse into the minds of individuals diagnosed with Autism through her book, Drawing Autism. Mullin has assembled paintings, collages, and drawings of over 50 such individuals from around the world. It is a stunning, as well as fascinating collection, that visually expresses how these artists view the world in a way that many of them cannot, verbally, communicate to us. Included in the volume are interviews from each artist about their creations. These explanations are amazing, illuminating, and mind-boggling. A true treasure, everyone can benefit from this incredible compilation of illustrations.
Purchase this amazing book today! A portion of the proceeds from each sale will be donated to agencies that support the research of Autism. See more about this groundbreaking portfolio on Facebook.
We wanted to toss in a couple youtube videos too. Autistic Author Dustin Nunn shows some of his drawings:
AutisticNintendofan posted this video and has this to say about his art: “i have autism and it is hard for me to feel relaxed so basicly paintings i did to help me feel calm in my room of my favorite nintendo games.”
Source: The Amazing 50watts.com