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MADISON, Wis. - Everyone wants pictures of their kids, but when your child doesn't like cameras that can be a problem.

Justin Schroeder and Maria Graf said their 3-year-old son, David, did not like cameras early in life. He would become upset around them and taking pictures was far from his parents' mind.

"When you're just trying to make it through the day getting pictures taken is not necessarily something that seemed like a priority," Graf said.

Their priority was treating his autism.

"That was a really emotional year. As hard as hearing what the diagnosis was it was even more challenging than I think I would've imagined," said Graf as she looked back on that time. However, she said the diagnosis was also somewhat of a relief because it brought a team of people in to help.

In a recent announcement, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said one in 68 kids are diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

These days David's weeks are busy with up to 40 hours of treatment that include speech therapy and early childhood education.

"We say the busiest person I know is my 3-year-old," Graf said.

While David's parents worked to make sure he had everything he needed they met Laura Frazier, a former Applied Behavior Analysis therapist turned photographer. As an ABA therapist Frazier worked with kids and families impacted by autism through Wisconsin Early Autism Project.

Frazier set up a photo shoot with the family and that is when David learned to like cameras.

Madison photographer shares local stories of autism Thursday, April 10 2014, 09:48 PM CDT

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