Artist Redesigns Autism Spectrum
I recently came across this article. It is from last year but i think it is still very important and current. It is about an artist named Rebecca Burgess who created a comic which redesigned the autism spectrum. It gets rid of the of the linear spectrum chart which basically states that: ‘you are autistic, you are not or you’re in between’.
Rebecca wanted to smash the stereotype and basically show the consequences of stereotyping in a creative way. She says: “I want people to understand that autistic people don’t all fit a stereotype, and show people the consequences of stereotyping,” Burgess, from the U.K., told The Mighty in an email. “[Stereotyping leads to] underestimating the skills of autistic people or not believing someone [who is on the spectrum].”
Read the full article here: https://themighty.com/2016/05/rebecca-burgess-comic-redesigns-the-autism-spectrum/
Here are some images from the comic: