This exciting new fabric line will be available in August 2012 at fabric stores, quilt shops, or online stores. Click here to find a store near you.
More children will be diagnosed with autism this year than with childhood cancer, juvenile diabetes or pediatric AIDS combined. Autism affects 1 in 110 children and 1 in 70 boys–a 600 percent increase in prevalence over the past two decades.
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and autism are both general terms for a group of complex disorders of brain development. These disorders are characterized, in varying degrees, by difficulties in social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication and repetitive behaviors.
Riley Blake Designs is excited to team up with Autism Speaks, the nation’s largest autism science and advocacy organization, dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a cure for autism.
Autism Speaks also stresses the importance of recognizing the early signs of autism and seeking early intervention services. The most important thing you can do as a parent or caregiver is to learn the early signs of autism. Early intervention can make a lifetime of difference.
Pieces of Hope was inspired by a child with autism, whose family are employees of Riley Blake Designs. Autism Speaks and Riley Blake Designs thank you for your support, which provides hope for all those affected by autism.
To help increase autism awareness and fund more research to help find a cure, Riley Blake Designs will donate a significant portion to Autism Speaks from the sales of this exciting new fabric collection, Pieces of Hope.