This is an absolutely beautiful, amazing photo essay that photographer Timothy Archibald has done on his son Elijah. I think these images capture the universal confusion and curiosity of childhood as well as a peek into the world as viewed through Elijah's lens of autism.
In this article, a quote from Archibald I think captures not only his attitude towards his sons special needs but also probably explains his incredible skill at capturing the world through Elija's perspective:
"I never wanted [Eli] to think that he was normal. I wanted him to be aware of how different he was and see that as an asset."