Autism Society Hosts Family Portrait Sessions

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – An event in downtown Warren hosted by the Autism Society of Mahoning Valley gave families with special needs children the chance to sit for professional portraits.

At the Kinsman House, families were able to get the pictures taken for free. Oftentimes, said Autism Society board president Robin Suzelis, families don’t get such pictures taken because of the bright lights and other sensitivity issues that arise during sessions.

“We were happy to be able to host our family portraits event while maintaining social distancing,” she said in a statement. “Family social programs are especially appreciated during this time of isolation. We are currently looking for more businesses who are willing to step up and support our organization so we can expand such family programs.”

The family portrait event was supported by Progressive ABA Therapy Group, Jen’s Photographic Memories, Warren Heritage Center and the Trumbull County Historical Society.

Families received a best choice five-by-seven portrait and edited professional images.

For more information on the society, visit or call 330 333 9609.

Pictured: The Ramey-McMeans family of Youngstown was among the families that took part in the Autism Society of Mahoning Valley’s Family Portrait Session.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.