About Us

WE'RE A WORK IN PROGRESS!

We're working diligently to add existing Autism Awareness products to our site daily, as well as many new designs in the coming months.  In the interim, click here to visit our etsy shop.  Or send us an e-mail at info@shopautism.com and maybe we can design just what you're looking for.

Thank you for visiting Shop Autism, we look forward to seeing you again soon!

- Saralyn (Owner/Designer)
 

THE DUAL PURPOSE OF AUTISM AWARENESS CLOTHING

As a parent of an autistic child, sometimes you have the energy to open up dialogue with the public and share great personal details about your autistic child and educate complete strangers.  And sometimes you just need a quick way to let passersby know that your autistic child is not ill mannered and you are not actually a bad parent. Wearing an autism awareness shirt thankfully does just that.  It coveys instant awareness at the most basic level to the general public.  It’s then up to you whether to act upon their curiosity, or use it to buy some extra peace of mind so that you don’t have to worry about making excuses or apologies to strangers oblivious to your unique circumstance.  We would all certainly love to be able to be a permanent on-call spokesperson for autism, but the the reality of life as a parent or guardian of an autistic child is that sometimes you have to give yourself permission to just relax a bit. 


Personally I live with great regret over all the times in the past I privately formed a negative opinion or condemned an obviously struggling parent with an overly rambunctious child.  Thinking if I was that parent how I would do this or that differently,  or how dare they do that or fail to do this.  It all seemed so obvious and easy to me back then.  But after having my own child with autism, I know can look back on some of those instances and wonder if what I thought I was seeing was in fact bad parenting, or could it have been a parent simply struggling to take care of daily business with an autistic child?  I regret those naive and judgmental days greatly, and definitely keep a far more open mind when viewing others struggles.

Thanks for your support.

- Autism Dad

 

All purchases from the Autism Awareness Shop http://shopautism.com/ directly benefit the artist and owner of this site, a parent raising a daughter with Autism.