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Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is the fastest growing developmental disability in the US, affecting over 3 million individuals & tens of millions worldwide. As a “spectrum disorder” it has a range of symptoms and levels of severity. It’s characterized by difficulties in social interaction, communication, repetitive behaviors. sensory issues, motor coordination and physical issues. Studies also suggest that individuals with ASD are more likely to be bullied and to suffer from depression & anxiety. We want to change that by helping to promote awareness, understanding and inclusion. Our good friend JT was diagnosed at age 3 with severe Autism symptoms. Today he’s an active pre-teen who loves BMX. Through that interest, he’s met a group of supportive people and friends who share the same passion. We want the same sense of community and belonging for every person with Autism. We agree with JT that, “People with Autism can do amazing things.”A rainbow infinity symbol represents the diversity of the autism spectrum as well as the greater neurodiversity movement. We’ve chosen to use a white symbol because white includes every color of the spectrum. The infinity symbol stands for the endless ways this disorder can affect individuals

The Autism Link Bracelet – $5.00

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The Autism Link Charm – $5.00

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  • ….sometimes you just need a little help from your friends, and other times you make new friends during a very difficult time.  This is what happened to our family when our son, Brett Banasiewicz, suffered a traumatic brain injury on his BMX bike on August 23, 2011.  Dustin Grice is one of Brett’s BMX buddies that reached out to us about the Link Foundation.  Jeff Troldahl, founder of the Link Foundation, and Dustin Grice designed a “Maddog” bracelet with Brett’s signature colors pink and green.  The Link Foundation sold many bracelets via the internet and also allowed us to sell the bracelets at Brett’s BMX Skate Park.  The proceeds went to Brett’s mounting medical bills.  Brett was able to obtain the best care in the United States that also included hyperbarics.  Brett had to relocate to Texas because the state of Indiana is not licensed to administer hyperbarics  for TBI’s..

    Lisa Banasiewicz, Brett B's Mom Kitchen Skatepark
     
  • I am grateful for The Link Foundation because they take an interest in individual lives. They have blessed a few of our underprivileged teens with the nicest bikes they could have ever envisioned! It meant so much to each teen, giving them a greater sense of worth and identity.”

    Andy Swanda, VP of Outreach & Community Engagement Treehouse