I’m Anne Young, a former teacher of ten years and an autistic mom. Teachers aren’t supposed to have favorites, but I always found it easy to connect with my autistic students. I often had more than my share of special kiddos in my upper elementary classrooms. Catching these children smiling and glancing at the camera is a challenge that I relish! Nothing makes me happier than seeing the joy (and sometimes tears) in a mother’s eyes when she sees—for the first time—an image worthy of her child.
I live in Winthrop, WA, with my husband and our two-sweet kiddos, born in 2012 and 2013. I’m the town’s marketing director, and we are co-owners of Old Schoolhouse Brewery in Winthrop, WA.
•2018 Finalist Winner of the Golden Teddy Parent Map Award
•Contracted photographer for Lake Washington Schools Foundation for the ’16-17 school year
•Volunteer photographer for Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep
•Published in Stories of Autism
•Published in Methow Valley News
•Published in Clickin Moms
•National Board Certified Teacher of ten years
•Special needs sibling
•Proud member of the autism community