de Luxe Standard’s Autism Awareness Keychain was inspired by my son, who has been diagnosed with ASD. I wanted to create my own interpretation of the puzzle piece. Something that symbolized the person’s humanity more than the disorder itself. Thus, the puzzle piece took on a more familiar form... that of a human. The heart within the piece symbolizes the love for my child and for those who’s lives are, or have been impacted by someone with ASD.
The puzzle piece is the global symbol for Autism and Autism Awareness. ASD or Autism Spectrum Disorder is a neurodevelopmental disability, which is characterized by social, communication and behavioral problems. Autism is described as a spectrum due to the range of disorders unique to each person. Challenges may range anywhere from a lack of speech to sensory sensitivities to difficulty with social skills or behavioral problems. Although people diagnosed with ASD may share similarities, no two are alike. Currently, there is no definitive reason for why or how Autism occurs. According to the CDC, 1 in 59 children are affected with ASD in the United States and ASD is four times more prevalent in males than in females.
Show your pride and support for those who have ASD and for those unsung hero’s who dedicate they’re lives raising, teaching and caring for those with ASD.
We also offer a donation option for those who are interested in helping the community. Any donations received will be allocated to local Autism and Neurological organizations.
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