On Saturday September 15, 2012, The Friendship Group for Photography went to the NY Aquarium and took pictures of different kinds of aquatic wildlife. The participants that joined the photography group were Royce, Malik, Mark, and I. The group was accompanied by Jeffrey, Avis, and Sahara. Sahara, our professional photographer, was there to teach us how to take portraits, take close-ups, when to use a flash and Birdseye view. Read more
Birch Family Services, founded in 1975, has grown from one small school into one of the largest networks of comprehensive programs serving New York children and families. Birch provides special schools, residences, and other services to individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities ranging in age from 3 to 72.
Our “newest” New Frontier Program is Fotography for Friendship which uses a shared interest in photography to promote social skills development in young adults on the autism spectrum. In recognition of your organization’s integral role in making Fotography for Friendship a success, as well as the great work you’ve been doing with our students at our School for Exceptional Children, it is at this event that we would like to present Rehabilitation Through Photography with our Voices of Hope Award.