Selections from Evidence and Artifacts: 1 in 110 to be Presented at White House Autism Awareness Event

This was originally posted 4/23/11 on  Odd Ducks Autism. Advocacy. Art.
 
 

We are honored to announce that selected images from our current photographic project, Evidence and Artifacts: 1 in 110 will be included in the White House’s event in observance of Autism Awareness Month on Monday. We are both humbled and grateful to be offered the opportunity to present the work and we hope that the images move hearts and minds to make positive changes in our nation’s level of support for people affected by autism.


JaLynn Prince, Founder of The Madison House Foundation will be presenting on the emerging crisis of adults on the autism spectrum who need systems of support for maximum quality of life and independence. Most of the 1 in 110 project thus far has focused on early intervention of young children and has not represented adults of the spectrum. Ms. Prince’s request initiated a quick flurry of phone calls, emails and facebook messages identifying and connecting with new potential adult participants; 16 portrait sittings in 3 days; post-production and a brief but intense crisis with the ftp server. Thanks to friends all over Cache County, especially those at The Center for Persons with Disabilities at USU, and the participants who were willing to respond quickly, we managed it.

Unbelievably, we are able to watch a portion of the event through live streaming.  We don’t know the timing of the presentation that contains portraits from Evidence and Artifacts: 1 in 110, but are hoping to catch a glimpse on Monday, April 25 from 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM Eastern.
 
 
Please use this link for live streaming: http://www.whitehouse.gov/live


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