We are so excited to announce our new partnership with Autisable. Autisable is an online community that connects people who want to tackle the puzzle of autism. They encourage discussion surrounding all aspects of Autism/Aspergers, and associated issues surrounding those with special needs.
Autisable’s goal is to create a community of individuals with various viewpoints surrounding the controversies of autism, and to give back to the autism community through donations to organizations that help the autism community.
Our Blog will be syndicated onto this platform as we are thrilled to become a part of this community, while connecting with others in the autism community.
Friend and subscribe to our blog on Autisable: http://autismspeaks.autisable.com
Don’t have an Account on Autisable? – Please join and share your journey. Start here: http://www.autisable.com/register.aspx
This post is by Kim Mimnaugh, the founder of Autism: A Portrait of Mothers and Sons.
I have an 11-year-old son with autism. After many years of thinking of a way to use my skills as a photographer to express my love for my son, I gathered the courage to photograph other mothers and their sons with autism. I put an ad in my regional (NE ARC) autism support newsletter, asking for mother and son volunteers. When I started photographing in May, I wasn’t sure what I would find or how the photos would take shape.
Four months into the portrait project, I am meeting the most amazing and inspiring women who cherish their kids. They rise to the task of caring for a special needs child everyday. I hope the portraits will change the way the viewer looks at a person with autism, and also see the strong relationship between a mother and son.
I plan on working on the portraits long term. I’m currently looking for moms and sons to photograph and venues (libraries, schools, office buildings, art galleries, etc.) to get the work out to the public. I live in the Boston area. Feel free to contact me through the blog.
As you may have noticed, we have been experiencing technical difficulties with the Autism Speaks Blog since Friday morning. While we will be able to repost the archived content over the course of the next few days, we have most likely lost the comments and discussion associated with the individual posts.
With World Autism Awareness Day happening this Friday, April 2, it is important that we have our blog back up and running. We apologize for the downtime and hope to get back on track quickly.
We thank you for your readership and hope you will continue to be an active member of our community. If you have any questions or concerns, please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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