Chris Juhn is a freelance photojournalist born and raised in Burnsville, Minnesota. At a young age, he was diagnosed with a form of autism. Through the public school system, he learned about many inequalities that people with disabilities face through personal experience. Photojournalism was attractive to Chris because it allowed him to connect with others through the camera in a way that made him overcome some of the barriers that his autism caused him. “Through the camera, photography allowed me to overcome many of the things I struggled with growing up. When you go through the special education system and after you get diagnosed with a disability you lose a part of yourself. Along the way I stopped seeing my own humanity,” he says. “What photojournalism has done is, it’s given me the ability to see the humanity in everyone.” Chris specializes in protest photography and plans to document more around disability in the future. Chris is a contributor to the Ground Truth Project and a Maynard fellow through the Maynard 200 program. He attended the Mountain Workshop in 2019, and is currently working to build a disability-focused online news site called ABLE Press. Find him on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/chris.juhn

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July 5, 2022

Adapting to life with autism during Covid

The Covid-19 pandemic has changed all of our lives. For people on the autism spectrum, change can be hard. Technology is helping people adapt and find new ways to connect.