SNAP Mural

“Diversity and inclusion, which are the real grounds for creativity, must remain at the center of what we do.”

Collaborating Communities

In 2022, the Spreading Neurodiversity Acceptance Project for Social Engagement was created with aims of increasing the engagement, awareness, and communication between the neurodiverse and neurotypical people. SNAP sought out to create opportunities to bring both groups together to create a stronger bond and better understanding of each other. Since our founding, we’ve worked with numerous neurodiverse organizations to engage our members and the community in activities to promote inclusivity bonding.

Recently, SNAP partnered with the Pittsburgh Center for Art and Media (a non-profit organization that focuses on using art to bring the Pittsburgh community together) and artist Alison Zapata to help create a mural on Pitt’s campus. The mural, designed by Alison Zapata, is inspired by the neurodiversity sign and signifies a path towards a more inclusive environment.

The mural was created by a mix of 16 Pitt students and 16 neurodiverse volunteers who worked in collaboration to stencil and paint it.


Allison Zapata
Aditi Choudhary
Anna Ligorio
Ashley Sabia
Elizabeth Holmes
Isabella Alba
Jenna Toth
Joshua Merritt
Lydia Wayman
Maanas Matlapudi
Maria Leon
Maria Palmer

Maria Rajakovich
Mary Stanton
Nathan Fligelman
Nellia Kostadinova
Sam Miller
Sarah Truitt
Shinwoo Kim
Sreeveda Sreepada
Thana McLain
Tori Morris
Zachary Miller

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Sponsers & Partners

Pittsburgh Center For Arts & Media PA Council on the arts

This mural was created by SNAP@Pitt and members from its partnering organizations during an Artist Residency Project led by Visual Artist/Teaching Artist Alison Zapata. This project was supported in part by the Arts in Education (AIE) Partnership of the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency, and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. The AIE Partner serving Allegheny, Beaver, Greene, and Washington counties is Pittsburgh Center for Arts and Media.

Additional project funding and support was provided by:

Swanson School of Engineering Autism Connection of PA Achieva Down Syndrome Association of Pittsburgh Emmaus Community of Pittsburgh

Thank you for your support!

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