Do Something Good This April With Spectrum Designs
1 in 68 children are diagnosed with autism in the United States and there will be over 500,000 individuals on the autism spectrum aging into adulthood over the next decade.
Exacerbating matters, when a person with autism ages out of a school district at age 21 options are limited, and these individuals offers suffer dramatic regression and face a dearth of employment opportunities.
Now here is the part where I introduce you to Spectrum Designs, a socially conscious custom apparel printing company founded in 2011 that is amongst the largest employers of individuals with autism in the country.
The nonprofit’s goal is to raise awareness of the abilities and employability of these exceptional individuals and has proven that this business model is self-sustaining and replicable. In fact, in 2016 they added affiliate company Spectrum Bakes to their offerings with the same mission but specializing in delectable edible gifts that give back.
Yesterday, on World Autism Awareness Day, Spectrum Bakes launched ‘SOcially Good Wish Boxes’ which contains an array of hand made and unique goodies and come in three varieties including ‘Thinking of You,’ ‘You’re the Best,’ and ‘Something Special.’
The boxes will give beyond the person receiving them, as the proceeds of each purchase help to further Spectrum’s mission to provide gainful employment and significant vocational experiences for individuals on the autism spectrum.