My younger brother was diagnosed with asperger’s syndrome a few years ago. I took these photos as a way to try to spread awareness of the autism spectrum. I’m still learning about it, and I’m by no means an expert, but I am trying to understand. I used the pattern of the autism awareness ribbon as inspiration. Imagine trying to put together a puzzle, but you’re missing most of the pieces, and the pieces you do have don’t seem to fit together in any coherent way. That’s just a fraction of what I imagine it might be like to have autism. We tend to take eye contact, subtle facial expressions, and bodily queues for-granted. Try to think about how it is for those who don’t see these social queues. But I believe there is hope. If we combine efforts, I believe we can put the pieces of this puzzle together. Sometimes it can be hard, but we all try to understand each other.