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February 2018

“For the 2nd year, We Are Lions ( is hosting the 2018 Autism Society Film Festival Poster Art Contest for the chance to design this year’s official festival poster. Submit hi-res photos of your original artwork that illustrates this year’s theme, “From Spectrum to Screen.” Submit your work today for an opportunity to win two free passes to the festival (April 28-29) or a $50 cash prize!

Submissions can be submitted by anyone from anywhere until March 23rd at

*** is promoting a student writing contest – Understanding Autism. Entries must received by March 15, 2018. Winners receive a the book Rain Reign by Ann M. Martin.


The Art of Autism People of Diversity, Speaking Project. This project is the Art of Autism ongoing photo and interview database. Email to participate.

Deadline June 6, 2018
Yo Soy…Je Suis…I Am… Motivated to Create

VSA has opportunities for children from pre-K to Grade 12 (or equivalent) to participate in this art exhibit. Link here.

Deadline July 1, 2018
San Luis Obispo Museum of Art

Home Sweet Home
– A Juried Exhibit for California Disabled Artists. Application Form here.

Keri Bowers is curating the Art of Autism’s 2018 Poems and Art for Peace. See 2017 Poems and Art for Peace here. We will be posting poems and art with a peace-based them in August and September 2018. Email

Thanks to all our fans who have created Facebook birthday donations, The Art of Autism is now paying neurodivergent bloggers (those with autism and other developmental disabilities as well as those with a mental illness diagnosis) for their blogs. See details here.

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