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Apr
03
2012

April Donation: ASAN and the Neurodiversity Shirt

All brains are awesome.

Neurodiversity means that we love you for your brains--only not the way zombies love brains.

So we're going a step further than Autism Awareness Month this April to celebrate cranial diversity.

To commemorate our appreciation of what makes you you, autistic or not, we've worked with the Autistic Self Advocacy Network to create our neurodiversity shirt, and 100% of the proceeds from the month of April will go to ASAN. That makes ASAN our $1,000 monthly donation charity for April, though we should exceed the $1,000 threshold.

What makes the Autistic Self Advocacy Network a good partner for this project? Simple. ASAN is a nonprofit organization run by and for Autistic people. ASAN was created to provide support for people on the Autistic spectrum and to provide a genuinely autistic voice in the world, bringing autistic people to the forefront of community conversation about autism.

Learn more about their work from ASAN founder Scott Robertson in his discussion about life on the spectrum:

Thanks for your brains! All variations of them.

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meaningless icon! My favourite t shirt shop just got even more awesome! LOVE this!
canadagirlgeek said this 876 days ago.
meaningless icon! I hope someday I can live in a world that accepts me and other Aspies as we are, instead of always trying to "cure" us!
Crankasaur said this 876 days ago.
meaningless icon! You guys are AWESOME for supporting a non-profit that really tells the truth about autism and neurodiversity! Thank you! Do these come in kids' sizes too, or are you planning to make them in kids' sizes?
Dellantonio said this 876 days ago.
meaningless icon! @Dellantonio Thank you! It's really an honor to get to work with ASAN. About kid's sizes, we don't have any YET. However I will run this by the t-shirt girl so that she knows of this most awesome request.
Raevyn W. said this 875 days ago.
meaningless icon! Great. I think my neurodiverse kid would like one and it would provide a great alternative to all the annoying "puzzle shirts" for kids out there... :-)
Dellantonio said this 875 days ago.
meaningless icon! This is so great! And I am with Dellantonio when I say YES PLEASE kids shirts. I would buy one in every size for my kiddo!
TheRedbecca said this 875 days ago.
meaningless icon! @Dellantonio @TheRedbecca Your requests have been heard! We're ordering kids sizes and crossing our fingers that they'll be in by the end of the month. No guarantees, but we're hoping!
Raevyn W. said this 875 days ago.
meaningless icon! Great news! ASAN are an autism charity that actually helps autistics and I suspect a lot of thinkgeek's clientbase and staff are likely on the spectrum somewhere.
GarethNelson said this 875 days ago.
meaningless icon! Yes yes yes YES! I've loved you guys for years, but you just got SO much more awesome for actually doing your research and picking a good autism non-profit.
declaro said this 875 days ago.
meaningless icon! I hope you do something for ASAN again in 2013!
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