Families with children with autism get photo shoot

The event was put on by the Autism Society of the Mahoning Valley with help from local photographers

In turn, the Autism Society of the Mahoning Valley offered free photo sessions to those families on Saturday.

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – For families with children with autism, getting family photos can be difficult.

That’s because the bright lights and flashes can be harsh for kids in the autism spectrum.

In turn, the Autism Society of the Mahoning Valley offered free photo sessions to those families on Saturday.

There were three different back drops, each using very dim or natural lighting. The portraits were done by several local photographers.

“With a regular studio setting, children who have sensitivities to certain things like harsh lighting, the flashing of the camera, sensory sensitivities — they’re not able to be in that type of setting comfortably,” Shannan Jursa of the Autism Society of the Mahoning Valley said.

Each family received the best choice of photo in a 5 x 7 and sent three digital shots.

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