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My son Curtis was looking for a class at his local high school as an elective leveled program, when he ended up signing for a class that changed his way of looking at the world. Curtis signed up for Introduction to Photography, and has been enamored with the topic ever since. His teacher was kind, encouraging, and understanding of each of the student's sight and gifts toward the art of photography. Curtis' teacher was open and excited to see how Curtis saw his subjects, and the challenges of the classroom curriculum.

Curtis' autism somehow improved on his ability to see what others missed, and allowed him to explore his feelings, and way of seeing the world non-verbally, and creatively. After taking all the classes the high school had to offer, Curtis set out on his own to broaden his portfolio. He has hosted an art show at a local college, and has just opened his first website store.

Curtis wants to encourage people to see the simple beauty of life. He prefers landscape, and scenic shots to people. Curtis sees beauty in everything he shoots, and loves to set up photography outings with friends, and family. To Curtis, photography is a freeing outlet of creativity and expression of how the world looks through one individual living with autism.

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Author:Glover, Sandra
Publication:The Exceptional Parent
Article Type:Essay
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Apr 1, 2012
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