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September 2018


Submit your art – an autism school is seeking art for their walls from autistic artists. They are looking for nature scenes or calm scenes in blues and greys. They want pieces they can enlarge to be big (36″ –  48″) .  We will print your image on a big canvas for the school and compensate you for the image. Email with no more than 3 low-res images, a pic of yourself and a short bio. Please include your name and title of your work in the filename. We are giving the decorator a gallery of images to choose six – ten pieces.  Deadline October 5, 2018. If you are selected we will notify you by mid October.
PODS Project – Ongoing

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

October is National Disability Employment Month, National History Month, National Bullying Prevention Month – The Art of Autism is taking submissions about any of these topics. We pay neurodivergent bloggers. Email

Are you an autistic entrepreneur and have items that are readers may like to purchase for gifts during the holiday season? The Art of Autism is putting together a holiday gift buying guide. Deadline November 5, 2018. Email with your website and a picture of what you sell.

Coming Soon – The Art of Autism will be partnering with Mainly Mozart for a music-themed art contest for genius week May 31 – June 9, 2019. The theme of Genius Week is nurturing the Mozart within all of us. Details will be announced in October 2019.

Thank you to all participants and Keri Bowers who has curated the Art of Autism’s 3rd annual Poems & Art for Peace in the month of September.

Award winners have been posted for the Disability Rights Legal Center/Art of Autism contest. Thanks to all who participated.


The Museum of Special Art in Washington is calling all artists with disabilities for a Holiday Treasures exhibit Nov. 17 – Feb. 28. Deadline Nov. 3 for entry.

Art of Possibilities Exhibit – Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute invites artists with disabilities to submit artwork to participate in the 55th Art of Possibilities Art Show & Sale.Artists must pay for their own shipping. Deadline 1/31/19.

Society Assets sponsors youth art contest. Cash Prizes for Kingergarten through High School students. Theme is “Ability … not Disability” Deadline Nov. 12, 2018.

Cash Prize for Exemplary Employee

October is National Disability Awareness Month – Nominate an exemplary employee here. Cash Prize of $3,000. Deadline September 30, 2018

Diverse Voices Screenplay Contest

Diverse Voices is a screenplay contest and lab that strives to encourage stories that are told from perspectives that are often underrepresented in Hollywood today. Final Deadline Oct. 15, 2018. Go here to apply.

Be a Famous Writer Contest – Mrs. P invites your class to write a story on the topic of HEROES for the 2018 contest theme, no less than 250 words and not to exceed 1,000 words. It may be fiction or non-fiction. Any classroom from Kindergarten through 4th grade may enter. Just one story per classroom!  Contest Open from Oct. 15 – Dec. 15, 2018.


John’s Crazy Socks announces $3,000 Autism I Can Do Scholarship.  Deadline Dec. 15, 2018

The Churchill Foundation has created a $5,800 scholarship with Serafin Martinez and a professor from Illinois that will benefit students with disabilities, specifically autism.  Deadline December 29, 2018. Link:


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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