Since the 1970s, April has been designated as Autism Awareness Month, a time to educate and highlight Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs). According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), it is estimated that 1 in every 88 children is identified as having some form of ASD. While there is no cure, there are early intervention treatments and resources available.
To raise money and awareness throughout the month of April, many companies and individuals have created Autism Awareness products like the ones featured below. From jewelry to candles to cuddly stuffed bears, every item benefits children with ASDs in some way. It’s a great way to start a dialogue about Autism while giving a little back.
A portion of the proceeds go to “Team Chameleon,” a team participating in “Walk Now for Autism Speaks”
Shine & Sole Bracelet, $39, stelladot.com
20% of proceeds sold in April will be donated to Autism Speaks.
etnies Kids Autism Speaks Shoes, $20-$32, 6pm.com
Proceeds from the sale of these etnies styles benefit Autism Speaks.
Aspergers Puzzle Necklace Autism Awareness in Sterling Silver by SylviaAnderson, $45, etsy.com
Nest Blue Garden Classic Candle, $32, nestfrangrances.com
A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this candle benefits Autism Speaks.
17″ Champ — A Champion Fur Kids, $18, buildabear.com
$1 from the sale of each Champ Bear goes to Build-A-Bear Workshop Bear Hugs Foundation, which makes grants to support children’s health initiatives.