Last April I had a bunch of Autism Awareness Month announcements that I posted periodically throughout the month. I had been contacted by several agencies and individuals requesting that I share their information with my readers, and I was glad to oblige. This year, for whatever reason, I only received a couple of requests. So without further ado, and before the month is over, I’d like to highlight a company that I’m sure you’re all familiar with.
I’ve written about CafePress before, when I first discovered how many autism T-shirts they have available. There truly is something for everyone! And now when you buy from CafePress, a portion of proceeds on every sale from the Autism Awareness page benefits Autism Speaks. Plus, orders through 4/30/10 of $40 or more receive free shipping.
When I last wrote about the autism T-shirts at CafePress, I mentioned the “Autistic and Proud” shirt that I saw there, hoping that someday Nigel would want to wear it, because I want him to be proud of who he is. At the time, he was pretty down on the subject of autism – “the A-word,” he called it – and certainly would not have donned a shirt advertising it. But in recent months he has been feeling better about his autism, his “difference,” he calls it, and so last week I showed him the shirts and asked him if there were any he liked. He immediately chose this one:
It says “Wish you could see the world through my eyes.” And I thought, Yes. That’s the one. It’s perfect for him.