Photo therapy helps autistic adults blossom

The “InFocus Project” helps autistic adults develop self-expression and social skills as they photograph the cherry blossoms in Washington, D.C.

Staff member Renee Gonzales with Community Services for Autistic Adults and Children, based in Montgomery Village, Md., helps Autistic adult Jimmie R., pictured, take photographs of the Cherry Blossoms along the Tidal Basin, Washington, D.C., Wednesday, March 21, 2012. The “InFocus Project†is a way for adults with autism to develop forms of self expression and social skills while producing work that has been featured in art shows, given to donors to C.S.A.A.C., and sold on an online store. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

Staff member Renee Gonzales with Community Services for Autistic Adults and Children, based in Montgomery Village, Md., helps Autistic adult Jimmie R., pictured, take photographs of the Cherry Blossoms along the Tidal Basin, Washington, D.C., Wednesday, March 21, 2012. The “InFocus Project†is a way for adults with autism to develop forms of self expression and social skills while producing work that has been featured in art shows, given to donors to C.S.A.A.C., and sold on an online store. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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