U.S. Senate Hosts Autism Exhibition


Senator Edward M. Kennedy (D-MA) was one of thousands who recently viewed the Faces and Voices of Autism photo exhibit, which was on display in the United States Senate Russell Office Building Rotunda for one week in April to mark Autism Awareness Month.

A traveling exhibit that combines compelling photos with powerful stories, Faces and Voices of Autism opens a window into the lives of children with autism that is ordinarily closed to the public. Created by May Institute and the National Autism Center, in collaboration with photographer Andrew Child, the exhibit was first displayed at the Massachusetts State House, the Prudential Center, and at Children’s Hospital in Boston last year. More recently, it has traveled to California where it was displayed at the Stars & Strikes® bowling fundraiser (see adjacent article), at Cadence Design Systems, Inc., and at Good Samaritan Hospital in San Jose. It will move on to Texas in September.

To see photos of the exhibit in the Russell Building, please click here.