The Rugh Family Workshop was started by Jaime & Jeffrey Rugh for their children. Collaborating as artists with family, old friends and new friends, the workshop started making posters to promote awareness, support and compassion for individuals, families, and communities living with Autism Spectrum Disorders. The posters vary widely in range, focus and design as does the spectrum itself.
Autistic individuals are often classified with deficits in social interaction, communication and repetitive behaviors.Because one may experience only one or two of these symptoms with varying intensity or the specific behaviors may vary from person to person; Autism is a spectrum disorder.As diagnosis is as high as 1 in every 91 children, Autism cannot be ignored. We hope these posters inspire people to do their own research and become advocates for the diverse spectrum within the autistic community.
Each family and community embrace and respond to Autism in a variety of ways. We imagine our posters will best function in homes, libraries, schools and community centers. We honor and promote full acceptance of these individuals as neurological difference need not be seen as a defect but a part of human experience.
A donation will be made from each sale to GRASP, an educational and advocacy organization serving individuals on the autism spectrum.
Contact us at : firstname.lastname@example.org
All posters designed by Jaime and Jeffrey Rugh with Creative direction & printing by wearebrainstorm.com
Website Design: Peter Rugh, rughsterdesign.com
Our thanks to our family, kristi sakai, polly apfelbaum, mike golembewski, hatch show print, christine petty, rupert isaacson, zeitgeist films, dan zanes, jed baker, peter rugh, ann vollum, david wolman, emma addams, the work of sister corita kent, briana feola & jason snyder of brainstorm print & design with whom this project would not be possible, and most of all, charlie and max.