Autism can be devastating for the families it affects, but a poignant new photo series aims to show that the disorder isn't what has to define those children who have it.
The photos — titled "This Is Autism" — showcase five kids who frequently visit the Children's Healthcare of Atlanta's Marcus Autism Center, and according to the center, they serve to highlight each child's greatest achievement after undergoing therapy, whether it's an ability to handle sensory stimulation or engage with siblings.
"For kids with autism, every milestone matters and should be celebrated," a representative for the center told POPSUGAR. "So we set out to capture those special moments — the little things that they're now able to do as a family."
Get to know all five featured kids below.