Thursday, January 29, 2009

New Mold to Support Asperger/Autism Syndrome

In late February 2009, Mold Market will release a puzzle piece soap mold named Mattie Mo. Not only is this a fun mold for adults & kids alike, it also supports those with Autistic and Asperger Syndrome.

In 2003 my nephew was diagnosed was Asperger Syndrome. He's an incredibly gifted child, but exhibits deficiencies in the social skills expected for his normal age group. Asperger children display autistic-like behaviors that can range from mild to severe. They often have obsessive routines and may be preoccupied with a particular subject of interest, but can show exceptional skill or talent in a specific area. This is the case with my little nephew... he shows exceptional talent beyond his years. Thanks to the wonderful support of family, he was able to start Kindergarten classes within the mainstream school system. The program he attends makes modifications and adaptations to his special needs which enables our little Mattie to find balance in daily living activities. I am blown away by his abilities and skills. He truly wins your heart.

When you purchase a Mattie Mo Puzzle Piece Mold, Mold Market will donate 10% of the retail mold price shown (on your receipt) to Autism Speaks.

I hope you will join GoPlanetEarth and Mold Market in supporting this important organization throughout 2009.


Sassy Soaps N Such N Always Crafty 2 said...

Awesome! My nephew is a bright kid who also has aspergers. I am looking for this mold to create soaps for the 5th grade teachers at the elementary school my daughter attended 6 years ago as a thank you for the great job they have done with inclusion of the special kids into their classrooms.
This would be a great addition to the Autism Bunnies I am making each teacher.

Denise said...

Hi Sandi,
Thanks for the post. We are pretty excited about the puzzle mold design. Autusim Speaks uses a puzzle piece as their logo. It was a perfect fit (no pun intended) when considering where to pledge this year's non-profit donation, especially since we have a family member with aspergers.