Friday, April 1, 2011

April-Autism Awareness

April is Autism Awareness month so Rob and I decided that this month, we will donate 10% of all sales for the month of April to Autism Speaks. I know that autism awareness is near and dear to many of your hearts. For Rob and I, it strikes home since we are starting the process of having Robbie diagnosed for Asperger's Syndrome.  For many years, we and his pediatrician and teachers have suspected that this is the case but we have never made the decision to do the testing. Developmental issues he has faced in some areas are quickly put in perspective with his amazing fascination for all things science and math related. Times where focus seem to be an insurmountable mountain for him are countered by his ability and desire to build a 1,500 piece lego set for ages 14+ at the age of 7… by himself in an afternoon!

As much of a struggle it is sometimes in our house, I know that we have things a million times easier than others! I know that in some cases we have it a million times easier than some of you.  Believe me, I try not to take anything for granted! Autism Speaks is a great organization that works tirelessly to make people aware of autism, to search for treatments and to provide tools for families and individuals who are faced with the challenges of autism every day. So for the entire month of April, every single purchase will be used to help out others! Every doll and every pattern will help make a difference!


  1. My 7 year old son ran away this morning. Praying heavily on my mind while I phoned the Police was a 6 year old boy in Victoria who went missing from his home and was hit by a train. My son has been very lucky the five or so times he's run away, but I know that one day he might not. Your desire to help this organisation--and to just bring the word Autism further out into the open--is simply wonderful. I applaud you for being so generous every month with whatever cause has struck you, but this month in particular. I hope you have a boost in sales and this organisation benefits greatly from your generosity.

  2. My 7 year old son was diagnosed with "moderate to severe" autism when he was 25 months old. This is a wonderful thing you are doing. Saying prayers for your son and getting the answers.

  3. This is a wonderful things that you're doing! I will defintely be stocking up on my wish list this month!
    Thank you! hugs, margie

  4. Awesome I bought 2 patterns this month. YAH!!!