Compartir Precious representation of the world of a child with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Bringing a disorder to the world in order to make them understand a little more about what it consists of, without using too technical language, is not an easy task. However, from time to time we find small gems, like the video of Academia de Especialistas or this beautiful representation of the world of a child with Autism Spectrum Disorder .
The author of this graphic report, which he has entitled "Echolilia" (in relation to one of the most common symptoms within the Autism Spectrum Disorder: echolalia, which consists of the repetition of words without functional meaning), is the photographer Thimothy Archibald, who wants to let us know his son Elijah, who has this disorder.
The story of how this photographic report came out is very emotional since, initially, it was a documentation work about the disorder suffered by his son. Later, as a result of this close relationship created (in addition to family ties) through photography, the father was able to understand a little more about his son's universe .
In the photographs we can see some of the most common habits of Elijah and that, in a way, puzzled his father. But once the photographs started, little Elijah liked to participate in the activity his father was doing.
The project "Echolilia" can help all those who are not familiar with this disorder to understand the situation of these children, as well as showing that both parents and children can create a link that allows them to communicate even without words .
To see the photographs, you just have to click on the link that appears a little below. I do not know about you, but after seeing this beautiful representation of the world of a child with Autism Spectrum Disorder, it can be said that, sometimes, "an image is worth more than a thousand words".
Via | Photographic Youth in Babies and more | World Day of Awareness about Autism 2013, Using ultrasound to predict autism, Happy Geese, an application for children with autism.