Like some kids, Ben was reluctant to have me photograph him. But the 5-year-old Bettendorf boy soon got engrossed with my flash diffuser, and then later on settled on a chair to read a book.

One of the children I’m photographing for a special project with the Children’s Therapy Center of the Quad Cities, Ben’s face has a calmness to it that is beautiful. After being diagnosed with autism, Ben started undergoing therapy – lots of it. His therapy schedule is busier than many adults’ lives. Music therapy. Horseback therapy. Speech therapy. And through the Children’s Therapy Center he receives specialized occupational therapy. It’s ongoing, but Ben is better in many areas because of it. He is a better problem solver. He moves better. He interacts better with other people.

And seeing that is calming and beautiful.

Ben, Age 5

Ben, Age 5


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Accent Photographics specializes in on-location baby, children and family photography, and special-event photography of weddings in eastern

One Response to Ben

  1. Tamara says:

    Great photos. Love the collage! Love the one on the right!

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