Monday, April 1, 2013

Autism Awareness Month

Autism has been in the forefront of the news for the past decade or so. This disorder is defined as a complex disorders of brain development.

The facts: 

* 1 in 88 children in the US are diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder or ASD 

* ASD's are five times more likely to be diagnosed in boy than girl 

* ASD's are found in all racial ethnic and socioeconomic groups all over the world

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What can we do? 

There are many organizations out there that help raise awareness and funds for research. For the month of April, I have teamed up with a friend of mine, Geri Piccola McNiece to help spread the word on autism. 

She owns a business called aRoundJoy. Her mission is to provide a physical and emotional wellness experience through the joy of hula hooping and she holds many fund raisers throughout the year for autism. 
Geri's connection to autism stems from her life of struggles and triumphs with her son Kyle, who was diagnosed at just 3 years old. (read more about her story here) 

So for the month of April, I will be offering this very special autism awareness cuff for $35 and a portion of each sale will go to aRoundJoy and their efforts to spread awareness. 

This cuff is made from 95% recycled materials. The image of the puzzle piece was hand cut out of a flattened silver plated spoon and riveted to a leather band. Have no fear! No animals were harmed in the making of these cuffs, they are made from recycled belts. A heavy duty snap serves as the closure. 

To purchase your own autism awareness cuff, visit my web site through this link:

To find out more about aRoundJoy visit their: 

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