I've always felt an affinity for Alice in Wonderland, for more than the similarity of our names and my bright blond hair that I had as a child. This Alice in Wonderland collection was slated for Autumn of this year, but I decided to move it up when I made the connection between Alice in Wonderland and "down the rabbit hole", a term often used in therapies to describe the state of Autistic children. There are many wonderful therapies designed to help pull a child out of the rabbit hole, but at this point in time there is still a great need for understanding and research into the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of Autism.
Autism Research Institute
The Autism Research Institute (ARI) is the hub of a worldwide network of parents and professionals concerned with autism. ARI was founded in 1967 to conduct and foster scientific research designed to improve the methods of diagnosing, treating, and preventing autism. ARI also disseminates research findings to parents and others worldwide seeking help. The ARI data bank, the world's largest, contains over 40,000 detailed case histories of autistic children from over 60 countries. ARI publishes the Autism Research Review International, a quarterly newsletter covering biomedical and educational advances in autism research.
Elements & Artifacts will donate 50% of every sale from the Alice in Wonderland collection to the Autism Research Institute. A grand tally and receipt will be posted here once the funds are gathered and the donation is made!
All fourteen Alice in Wonderland items are on sale now at Elements & Artifacts!