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Photo taken by autisticaplanet, a 33-year-old woman who has Asperger’s Syndrome and accompanying anxiety related to social and sensory issues. She also has OCD. She writes a blog to pass along lifelong lessons to help others, adults in particular, dealing with Asperger’s. She hopes to help neurotypical people better understand the “complexities within the complexities” of autism spectrum disorders. She’s had a passion for capturing images since childhood, when her father bought her a Kodak 110 on vacation. She has been told that she sees and captures what others overlook or miss.
About this photo: “The “Broken Window of Opportunity” was taken on my way to therapy in September 2011, in De Kalb, Illinois. With autism, the “window of opportunity” regarding optimal early intervention is age 6. On many autism sites, the emphasis is on children. A visual of a male child of about 4 is shown. I wanted to show that adults with autism count, especially those who missed out on modern day treatments/therapies. The window may be closed, even broken, but we can still learn and grow.”