Among those of us who care deeply for and about people with developmental disabilities, I hope to hear emerge a new voice, ours, rising together for the benefit of all, harmonizing with reason, respect and hope, and transcending divisions, giving birth to a new era of creative cooperation.

Toward this potential, DD EXCHANGE is for conversation, civil sounding off, sharing of stories, experience, information, resources, and inspiration, giving and receiving support, and creative problem solving.

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Monday, January 24, 2011


Celebrate with Forrest and his family.
Celebrate his opening through art and his art opening! Photography, really.
Autism claimed his voice.
Voiceless, he acted out.
Reader board, camera, loving, patient, and persistent parents and Fircrest School have helped set his voice free!

Forrest's photography show has been so successful that he has already sold 16 photos!

Now through Feb 10, Forrest's photos can be seen in person at Childhoods End Gallery in Olympia Washington.

Watch the news broadcasts and see his photos. See if they make your heart happy! They do mine!
For the KOMO broadcast, click on the title of this post. For the King 5 broadcast, click here: http://www.king5.com/news/local/Photographer-with-autism-sees-world-through-the-lens-114399899.html