Dad Uses Photography To Change The Conversation About Childhood Autism

An up-close and personal view of ASD.

As the Welsh government improves services for people with Autistic spectrum disorder (ASD), a Wales father of a girl with autism started a photo series called "Magpie" to build public awareness and understanding for the condition.

"I want to show that ASD is a real disorder and one that you can't always see," Glenn Gameson-Burrows wrote to A Plus. "Because a child can talk doesn't mean that they are not autistic. I aim to show that looking at the world differently isn't always a bad thing and that we could learn a lot more from people with ASD than we think, they are different thinkers and sometimes that's what we need."

His daughter Aneira inspired the name of the photo series because of the affinity for shiny things she had when she was a toddler. The affinity is known as Magpie syndrome.

Here are 21 photos that show the normalcy and beauty of Autism.

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(H/T: BabyCenter)