Many of you know that I am the proud father of what we like to call a Special Needs son. Not crazy about the label, or any label for that matter, but from time to time I get the honor and privilege of photographing special needs kids. Why is this a privilege? Because once you get past either the physical difference or the behavioral expression of a special needs child, what is right there is love. Maybe this isn’t much different than any other child, but there’s something about a project like this that hits me right in the heart. Here is a series of portraits I shot for The One Roof Initiative, a new special needs advocacy group that has made it its mission to find new ways to help the parents of special kids that will provide what’s next in a child’s life once school and other resources have run out. Sally DePalma, a dear friend who has already impacted my family’s life in huge ways, is the Founder and Executive Director of this exciting new non-profit organization, and I can’t wait to see where she takes us all!