April is Autism Awareness month, and I would like nothing more than to share awareness!
As you know, this year has been a big one for my family. We discovered last spring that our sweet Jude has autism. In most ways, it was a joy to find out because of helping us learn how to better love and understand how he sees the world. But at just over 2 years old, it was also hard to swallow. I think it will always be overwhelming as a parent to find out that your child isn’t like most children. It can be isolating and overwhelming.
At the same time, it has opened us up to an entirely new world. Jude’s world. Jude has taught us to be patient with ourselves and the world around us. It’s comforting to know that other families are out there learning how to best love and understand their children with Autism. My hope in creating this fundraiser is that it is a way for me to connect with other families affected by Autism to help strengthen the community of hope around Autism Awareness in Austin.
I will be taking family portraits in honor of raising money for the Autism Society of Central Texas. This event is for EVERYONE!
Please contact Mel.Ferro@gmail.com to book your 10 minute family portrait! The family portraits will be taken at one of Jude’s happy places in Austin, Springdale Farm. It is the most special setting for a spring portrait!
Details: Please arrive 10 minutes before your actual arrival time. There will be a volunteer to check you in when you arrive. One week after the photo shoot, you will receive 5 high res digital images for print emailed to you.
I look forward to meeting you and your wonderful children. I trust this is just the beginning of something good.
Much love from Mel, Chase and Jude!