Autism is a neurological disorder that interferes with normal development of reasoning, social interaction, and communication skills. It is a lifelong disability that makes learning difficult and can lead to serious behaviors that interfere with living. Autism arises in infancy and is developmental in origin.
Autism has been called the "ultimate learning disability" because people with autism have great difficulty understanding both language and social behavior. This affects their ability to communicate with others and to interact with the world outside of the self.
The Colors of Hope (TM) Autism bracelet is created using swarovski crystals and bali silver. Each bracelet is designed to help show support and spread awareness for autism. The bracelet is unique in that the last bead of the bracelet signifies your support level. With three colors to choose from signifying the three levels of support, you and your family and friends can now help spread awareness. Pink = parent, Green = family and Purple = Friend. The bracelet is created in primary colors and includes a puzzle charm that hangs by the toggle.
With each sale of the bracelet, customers can choose to which chapter or organization to send their donation. Interested Autism Organizations may contact Abernook to be added to the list of participating organizations. Organizations can earn up to 20% profit of the retail price.
Also available through the bracelet program is an awareness loop which can be worn on a backpack, belt loop, purse strap. An Autism key chain is also available.
You may find more information regarding the bracelet at the Autism Society of Ohio's website as well as visiting Abernook.