The First 30

We sold our first shirt on April 5, and have had a blast since then! Kara M. will always hold a special place in my heart as our first buyer! Feels way good to have someone pay money for a dream you’ve invested in!

This month it’s been awesome to partner with some local autism organizations and support groups to promote our shirts and to give back a portion to this great community!

A big thanks to the Texas chapter of TACA (Talk About Curing Autism) for being the first organization to partner with us. I love their Journey Guide and the practical resources on their website. If you aren’t familiar with TACA, here’s their mission:

Talk About Curing Autism (TACA) is a national non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to educating, empowering and supporting families affected by autism. For families who have just received the autism diagnosis, TACA aims to speed up the cycle time from the autism diagnosis to effective treatments. TACA helps to strengthen the autism community by connecting families and the professionals who can help them, allowing them to share stories and information to help improve the quality of life for people with autism.

We were also delighted to partner with the National Autism Association of North Texas! Our family has been touched personally by the support of NAA-NT. We are thankful for the work they do! If you are not familiar with NAA, here’s more info:

The mission of the National Autism Association is to respond to the most urgent needs of the autism community, providing real help and hope so that all affected can reach their full potential. Nationalautismassociation.org

Thanks to the generosity and kindness of some amazing people, Counting on Hope set up shop at the Autism Summit/Give Autism a Chance conference in Austin, Texas. Met a ton of great people and learned a lot! Give Autism a Chance is the outreach campaign of The Autism Trust; creative, educational, and engaging events for autism families and professionals.

Their mission is to prove that by giving Autism a chance, individuals with Autism CAN put something back into society. http://www.theautismtrust.org/#!give-autism-a-chance/c21kz

I am overwhelmed, humbled, and giddy over the success of our first month…and that’s even without a website! Thank you! Thank you! THANK YOU to all of you who have believed in us and supported the cause! My cup runneth over!

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