Posted August 25, 2011 By admin
Wow!!! We are not even out of August yet and we are about a quarter of the way done or at least scheduled!!! This is soooo encouraging!! I have some wonderful families coming in! So happy to be meeting these folks!! They are truly amazing!
So, this puts at 25 on the books with 75 left and 37 days left! YIKES!!!
PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD!!! WE NEED YOUR HELP TO HIT OUR GOAL!! WE CAN DO IT!!!
Posted August 22, 2011 By admin
Well, we are off and running! We had a wonderful shoot today and are up to 13 kiddos photographed!
With a goal of 100 by October 1, we definitely have our work cut out for us! We have just a little over a month left to photograph another 87 kiddos with SPD! YIKES!!!
Fear not! WE WILL DO IT!!!
But we do need your help!! Please share this with your friends and family! Anyone who you know who is affected by SPD!
Posted August 18, 2011 By admin
We set a goal of having me photograph 100 sensory kiddos by October 1st, 2011. In order for us to hit our goal, we need more kiddos to be photographed! If you are interested in participating in a project that will help change the face of SPD, please let me know!
We are looking to have people from various parts of the east coast as well as Utah. I say Utah because I will be out there next week.
Please let us know if you are interested!!!
Posted August 15, 2011 By admin
Some of you may or may not know that my son, Dominic, is a special needs child. Back in 2005, he was diagnosed with Sensory Processing Disorder. SPD (for short) is a neurological disorder that affects 1 in 20 kids. That is one child in every classroom.
October is National Sensory Awareness Month and every October, I plan something for it. Sometimes it is an awareness event. Sometimes I offer something for the SPD community. This year, I have decided to launch a photography based project. Between now and October 1st, I will photograph 100 children with SPD. These portraits will be unveiled, virtually, October 1st via the project’s website, www.portraitsofadisorder.com. In addition, I will host a live exhibit at my studio October 15th. Lastly, I am in talks with the SPD Foundation to host an exhibit at their symposium in Ft Lauderdale, Florida at the end of October.
This project is important because it gives a face to an otherwise invisible disorder. It affects 1 in 20 kids but no one knows about it. Some may ask if it is like Autism, which technically it is not. It is its own separate disorder. The parallel is that most kids with Autism have sensory issues. Unfortunately, our disorder does not have any celebrity spokespeople. We do not have a major marketing campaign to create awareness. The bulk of the awareness campaigns are being done in local communities by average parents affected by it.
So, this is my own little way of contributing to a more widespread awareness! Please stay tuned for more information!
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