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Drawing Autism Featured in the New York Times!

The March 30, 2014 issue of the New York Times features Drawing Autism, edited by Jill Mullin, in the “Visuals” section of the New York Times Sunday Book Review! The feature includes a reproduction of “The Fiddler” by Noah Schneider, and text about the book:


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DRAWING AUTISM (Akashic, $22.95) highlights an “area where individuals with autism can have great abilities.” Jill Mullin, a clinical therapist, began the project with an artist named Glen Russ, who at an early age developed a passion for music and art. His drawings of the Temptations and the Jackson 5 inspired Mullin to explore the recurring themes in art made by people with autism. Russ’s pictures are primitive but not naïve, while other works in the book are more advanced, notably Noah Schneider’s “The Fiddler” (pictured), painted when he was 13, which combines a little Chagall with comic flair.


Many thanks to the New York Times for the feature!

You can see editor Jill Mullin discuss Drawing Autism at the United Nations headquarters on World Autism Awareness Day, April 2! Please click here for more information.

Are you an artist who has been diagnosed with autism, or do you know someone on the autism spectrum who creates art? If so, we want to feature your art on our site! Please click here for details.

Posted: Mar 28, 2014

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