Proposed flag of autism

Flags

Here’s a flag design for the autism spectrum, developed in conjunction with NAVA’s Flag Design Gauntlet. I’m on the autism spectrum and our communities already have some symbolism and flag designs circulating around. I thought I’d try an idea of my own.

This design is simple enough to be remembered by a child, yet distinct enough to be recognised at a distance. The golden infinity symbol is an existing autistic symbol representing the diversity of neurological configurations. In my flag design, the golden infinity symbol is placed within the head to make the meaning more intuitive.

The gold represents warmth. The purple represents unconventionality. Together, the gold and purple represent hope that our differences will be understood, accepted and celebrated.

I deliberately avoided the rainbow infinity symbol because it represents all of “neurodiversity” and is too broad.

Vector files available on request.