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Less Than 24 Hours To Go for Launch of the 2015 Stories of Autism Gallery!

Months of work is coming down to the final hours and the 2015 Stories of Autism gallery is in the final stages of construction. Currently placing portraits and stories on all the pages, and getting all the links entered correctly, That'll be followed by updating the homepage and then testing like crazy. I'm also saving my work like a mad man. There wouldn't be enough sedatives in the world if something bad were to happen!

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Quick Stories of Autism Project Update...Just a quick notice that if you're participating in this year's project I may be getting in touch with you over the next couple of days if you haven't submitted your story, images, or release forms. If you still need to submit any of these please do so ASAP as I can't add your page to the gallery unless I have all of those components. Keep an eye on your email over the next few days in case I need some of these items from you.

Thanks!
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Exhibiting some of the portraits and stories from the Stories of Autism project at tonight's Families for Effective Autism Treatment (FEAT) auction in Bellevue, WA. Everything is setup and ready to go, if you're local and attending please say "hi." I'll probably be the only guy with a shaved head and his arm in a sling. Should be a fun evening!
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Received this great email This morning, it's great to see the work of all the great Stories of Autism photographers is touching lives.

"My daughter has autism and she looks at the SOA (Stories of Autism) site every day when she gets home from school. She said to me one day, 'Mommie I WISH my picture was on here.' 🎀 I would love to make that happen for her, what do I need to do? Thanks so much!"

I'll be searching for a photographer to get this girl into the project ASAP. If you know of a FANTASTIC photographer in the Charlotte, NC area please let me know.
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Another challenging but fun day creating school portraits for Rising Star Academy, a school for children on the autism spectrum in Bellevue, WA. (I think it's my ninth or tenth year doing this for them.) It's always an incredibly interesting experience . Every kid that sits in front of the camera (which can be a challenge in itself!) has a unique challenge. I begin by explaining to them what's going to happen, try one of my few tricks to keep their hand and arms still and then get behind the camera, hoping for the best! It's a lot like being a sports photographer, having to catch that one millisecond they may fully engage with the camera. Many times I have to repeat the process several times from the beginning with each subject. In the end, somehow, some way, we get images that look great. The class photo is best explained as cacophony. Just keep pressing the shutter and hope one of the images works out!
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Five photo sessions over the last four days and my back is definitely feeling it. It's good to know that my business is generating so much for my chiropractor as well!
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The 2015 Stories of Autism project is in full swing with the new gallery scheduled to be released on April 2nd in conjunction with World Autism Awareness Day. However there is one challenge we face every year that, unfortunately, leaves some families...
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The 2015 Stories of Autism project is in full swing with the new gallery scheduled to be released on April 2nd in conjunction with World Autism Awareness Day. However there is one challenge we face every year that, unfortunately, leaves some families...
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2015 Stories of Autism Gallery is Just Two Days Away!
We've got a beautiful collection of new portraits and stories being released in conjunction with World Autism Awareness Day this Thursday, April 2nd. Until then it's a non-stop stream of caffeine as the final details and bugs are ironed out. Watch this space as we countdown to launch! http://ow.ly/L1UuK
Stories of Autism is a non-profit organization using portraits and stories of people on the autism spectrum to raise awareness globally.
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Looking Forward To Two Weeks In A Meat Grinder...

It’s getting down to the wire as the annual Stories of Autism project nears its April 2 release. I always have mixed emotions about this time. There’s a feeling of dread that comes from... continue reading at http://ow.ly/KxBl8
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Exhibiting today at the King County Work Transition Fair, focusing on helping people with disabilities find work in their community. I'll be talking to many of the providers here about how I can help improve their marketing and branding as well as parents would like some great portraits! I've attached a photo of my setup. Please excuse the blurriness, still trying to figure out how to live right handed while my left arm is in a sling.
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I've just published a free new guide for download, Preparing Your Special Needs Child for Their Portrait Session. It's based on my blog from a while back and also contains great tips to prepare typically developing kids for portrait sessions as well. To download and save it to your computer or mobile device just click this link! http://ow.ly/JBkAu
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Another fun session for Skills, Inc. this morning. Even got to do some ariel shots!
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Andrea E. Bailey's profile photo
Ashlee Piper's profile photo
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aisling walker's profile photo
Alliance for Education's profile photo
Sunshine Village Ski & Snowboard Resort's profile photo
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Stories of Autism is a non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness, acceptance, and inclusion of those with ASD (autism spectrum disorders). We do this through an international network of photographers who create portraits of children and adults with ASD in their communities and contribute them to our online gallery. Each portraits is accompanied by a short narrative written by someone close to the subject - or the actual subject - about life with autism.
 
Professional level photographers and potential subjects are encouraged to become part of the project by registering at www.storiesofautism.com.