Autism Spectrum: Representation and Perception

Common Ground Series

Autism Spectrum: Representation and Perception

This conversation pairs Los Angeles-based artist Deborah Marin in conversation with Emma Salzman, PhD, assistant clinical professor at UC San Francisco Center for ASD & NDDs. Employing Marin’s painting series "Portraits of Autism,” which seeks to create dialogue around the visual representation of autism, the panelists will discuss public perceptions of autism, support systems available and the evolving sociocultural understanding of autism. Moderated by Edlyn Peña, PhD, director of the Autism and Communication Center.

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Image: Deborah Martin, "Buddha with Service Dog Mouse," Oil on canvas, 42 x 52 inches, 2017. Courtesy of the artist.


Rachel Schmid