Category Archives: Autism Awareness

30 Faces of Autism – Day 30 | Maryland Child Photographer | Autism Awareness

With 1 in 68 individuals diagnosed with autism it’s pretty certain everyone is affected by it in one way or another. Whether it’s affected you personally, your child, sibling, parent, grandchild, friend, neighbor, coworker, or beyond…chances are you know at least one person with autism. Acceptance is about more than just awareness. Being aware is […]

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30 Faces of Autism – Day 29 | Southern Maryland Child Photographer | Autism Awareness

Children with autism are not so different than any other child. They want love. They want acceptance. They want to belong. They are wonderful and bring so much joy and laughter to everyone who takes the time to enter their world. They are smart, talented and creative…though it might not always be obvious all the […]

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30 Faces of Autism – Day 28 | Annapolis Outdoor Photographer | Autism Awareness

A challenge very real to autism families is the financial responsibilities that come with the diagnosis. Families spend an average of $20,000 to 30,000 per year for autism related costs. Often times insurance covers little to none of the therapies that are needed for the children to benefit and thrive, so parents are forced to […]

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30 Faces of Autism – Day 27 | Dunkirk Family Photography | Autism Awareness

Only about 20% of those on the autism spectrum are girls, though it is speculated that there are many more girls on the spectrum than are diagnosed. Girls present a unique set of challenges, which can make diagnosing them more difficult. They typically have a faster rate of learning social skills than boys, but may […]

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30 Faces of Autism – Day 26 | Dunkirk Children Photography | Autism Awareness

Autism is not always the biggest challenge. The biggest challenge is how people react to autism. In order to change lives, the perspective of people all around need to change. When you see a child having a meltdown in the grocery please don’t stare or give a dirty look. Instead offer a reassuring smile and […]

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