Welcome to the 2017 Autism Matters Blog Hop! As you travel the hop, you will see the intent is to raise awareness on Autism, as well as, raise funds for Autism research, resources and services for those affected by autism and to advocate for the needs of those with autism. I am so honored to be a part of creating a pathway to spreading the word with so many awesome Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators from across the country who have agreed to take part in this hop!
Autism, or autism spectrum disorder, refers to a range of conditions characterized by challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviors, speech and nonverbal communication, as well as, by unique strengths and differences. We now know that there is not one autism, but many types, caused by different combinations of genetic and environmental influences.
Each member of this blog hop will be sharing a fact about autism with you so as you roll through the hop, you’ll hopefully learn a little about autism too!
Did you know? Boys are 4 times more likely to have Autism than girls.
The color palette for my card stems from the colors recognizing autism...red, blue and yellow. In true Stampin' Up! lingo, those colors are Real Red, Pacific Point and Daffodil Delight. The sentiment comes from the Beautiful You stamp set, which, that alone, says it all for this wonderful cause.
Thanks for joining us for our blog hop! If you’d like to help by providing a donation to Autism Speaks for research and services for those affected by autism, you can click on the heart banner below or right here, every dollar helps!
My Fundraising Page: The purpose of the blog hop is to raise awareness, as you will see many people doing this month, and to raise money for Autism Speaks - an organization that funds research, provides resources and advocacy for families. You can make a tax-deductible donation of any amount at my page here. My goal is to raise $500 (and more, if possible), so if you can help in any way - please do! I love to create cards, and I would love to inspire you to donate to help me meet my fundraising goal. With every $25 donation, I will send you a handmade (by me) thank you card. In order to gather your information, you will need to list your name on the donations page and contact me via email to provide me with your mailing address.
Thank you for considering a donation. Once the transaction is completed, please come back and check out what wonderful creations are waiting for you to see. There is some amazing talent ahead...their links are listed below. I'm anxious to get my inspiration bucket filled, too!