On April 2, people around the world support “Light It Up Blue” in commemoration of the United Nations-sanctioned World Autism Awareness Day.
Autism reaches us at home in our Le Bon Garcon family. This is why we are joining the “Light It Up Blue” campaign by donating the proceeds of ALL sales from this month’s flavor of the month, "Blueberry Pancake" caramels. These caramels are made with blueberry, maple and mascarpone. Proceeds of sales will go directly to Autism Society Ventura County.
Firsthand account and words on Autism -
“It is a struggle to watch my child emerge and become more aware of their surroundings. This brings a struggle with wanting to fit in, but there is an invisible challenge stacking the deck against them. Others can't see the difference but know there is one. It makes others feel uncomfortable and they are not sure why. This makes an already challenging social experience even more difficult for your child. As they become more aware of their differences and hidden challenges, you have to help them find and have pride in their strengths, while learning to accommodate their challenges. Most importantly you need to facilitate mutual friendships with kindred spirits who help them belong.” - Stephani Bercu, Le Bon Garçon
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