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My name is Richard and my daughter Sarah has Autism. I'm a father on a mission. A mission to be a voice for our children. But I need your help. I am only one man, I only have one voice and my voice is not very loud. My wish is to have every Parent, Teacher, Family Member and Caregiver who knows someone with Autism to take a stand and be their voice.

For me buttons have been a small but effective way of educating others about Autism. I think of them as personal bumper stickers. As a father with an Autistic child, I am dedicated to raising awareness. If you have an idea for a button please email me.

"I love someone with Autism."
This was the first button I made.
(Photo of Sarah and her cousin)

"Autism - I wish you could see the world through my eyes!"
was made after one of Sarah's home work papers asked
what she would want if she had a magic wand.
(photo of Sarah by looking out the window)

I started making Autism awareness buttons in April 2002. At first I only made the buttons of Sarah. Now I'm looking for other parents and groups that might want to have buttons made. "Say It 1st On a Button" is my motto. It's my way of telling everyone who sees me that I have a story to tell, and a message to spread.

My Goal

  • To make autism awareness affordable to everyone.
  • Put autism awareness in the hands of the people that will make a difference.
  • Offer items that will be seen, used, and be constant reminders to everyone that we are on a mission and will not stop until a cure is found.

    Why...Because I love someone with autism too.

    To me, every day autism awareness day.

    What is Autism?

    Autism is a developmental disability that generally appears between the ages of 15 and 20 months of age. In most cases, the child is progressing normally, and then begins to regress, losing speech, social skills and physical abilities. While there are varying degrees of severity, most children completely withdraw into a world of their own.

    Children do not outgrow autism. There is no cure. It is a lifelong disability with a normal life expectancy. It affects boys five times more than it affects girls, although girls are generally more severely affected.

    In the United States over one million individuals live with autism, making it more prevalent than Down Syndrome, childhood diabetes, and childhood cancer combined.

    Our Challenges

    One of the many challenges of being the parent or caregiver of an autistic child is finding help to cope with the disorder. Finding the right doctors and accessing appropriate education and treatment are critically important.

    You can make your voice heard. Help educate the public about autism.

    How many of the people you pass everyday are looking for someone to talk with about Autism? How many would love to find someone they can talk with about everyday challenges that they now face alone?. How many have information that could help you but don't know you care? The numbers could surprise you!

    For many years I would only talk about our challenges in small closed groups, but now I'm asked about, and I talk about or learn something new about Autism almost every day. For me my buttons are not just about spreading awareness, they have been a part of my own Self-healing process.

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