Drawing Autism – Jill Mullin, Temple Grandin


Drawing Autism

Editor Jill Mullin is the recipient of the inaugural Felix in Art Award, presented by Extreme Kids & Crew!

"Drawing Autism highlights an ‘area where individuals with autism can have great abilities.’…Jill Mullin, a clinical therapist, explores the recurring themes in art made by people with autism."

New York Times Book Review

"This book is a testament to the power of art to reveal the inner world of people living with ASD."

Publishers Weekly

"A jaw-droppingly beautiful book."

Library Journal

Included in the
Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel
‘s "96 Books For Your Summer Reading List" under "7 Visually Appealing Books"

"Mullin, a behavior analyst, brings together fascinating works by 40 artists on the spectrum with their answers to her questions about their process."

The Boston Globe

"Editor Jill Mullin has collected artwork from a host of painters and other graphic artists who are all somewhere on the spectrum. The fascinating and often lovely reprints in Drawing Autism help provide another perspective on the capabilities of people with autism."

Time Out New York

"Mullin’s clinical background in Applied Behavior Analysis, combined with more than a decade helping individuals with ASD, serve her well as the book’s curator."

The Portland Phoenix

"[Editor Jill Mullin] has put together a beautiful and stimulating exhibition-in-a-book."

Story Circle Book Reviews

"Drawing Autism is absolutely wonderful in its entirety."
Brain Pickings

"Jill Mullin embraces the full range and spectrum of autism and artistic expression…Rich and varied images."

"This book is like a key to opening doors across educational and medical landscapes. But perhaps even more importantly, the fact that many of the artists are able to explain what they were feeling at the time of their drawings will surely help this book find solid footing among parents, caregivers, and extended family members who have, up to this point, struggled to understand the inner workings of their precious loved one’s autistic mind."
New York Journal of Books

"A book of astonishing beauty."


"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 stunning volume features works by more fifty international contributors, from children to established artists, that illustrate the rich multiplicity of the condition."

The Atlantic

"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."


"If you’re a practicing or aspiring art therapist, this book is essential reading and it also offers the casual reader an insight into this curious strand of outsider art."

Grafik Magazine

Over the last decade autism spectrum disorder (ASD) has become an international topic of conversation, knowing no racial, ethnic, or social barriers. Behavior analyst and educator Jill Mullin has assembled a staggering array of work 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 who knows someone diagnosed with ASD. Mullin’s introduction and the foreword by best-selling author Temple Grandin provide an overview of autism and advocate for nurturing the talents, artistic and otherwise, of autistic individuals.

Author: Jill Mullin, Temple Grandin
Pages: 160 pages
Format: PDF
Size: 10.06 Mb

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