Do you have a child with an autism spectrum disorder?
LucasWorks has autism products to help!
But wait, there's more...many of our autism products (like our autism awareness jewelry) are made and ALL of our orders are filled by someone with an autism spectrum disorder!
Autism Awareness Jewelry - Made by someone with autism!
Now in YOUR CHOICE of ENGLISH, SPANISH or JAPANESE! DETAILS
The beads and charms help teach about autism.
LucasWorks Autism Awareness Jewelry is made with the help of someone with autism.
We offer a variety of styles, colors and sizes of autism awareness jewelry, including our very popular autism awareness bracelet. And all of it helps to promote an understanding of autism, pdd and autism spectrum disorders.
A Child ID Kit selection for Special Needs -
How would first responders know about your child's special needs?
We have a child id kit for everyone with a medical condition or special needs. Choose from several types of "wearable" ID, in addition to the standard "wallet" type.
Child Safety Products to keep them safe, at home and elsewhere -
If you have a child with an autism spectrum disorder, a medical condition or any other type of special needs, LucasWorks can help you to keep them safe with our selection of child safety products.
Teaching Temperature and how to dress for it -
This Apparel Indicating Thermometer is a wonderful "Visual aid" to help teach your child the important (and sometimes life saving) skill of dressing correctly for different temperatures.
It's specifically designed for teaching those with autism and other developmental disabilities,
Along with our Autism Awareness jewelry, this thermometer is also assembled by people with autism!
Autism Parent Support Articles -
We also try to provide you with some inspirational articles.
LucasWorks has collaborated with a local school district's Vocational Training program to teach job skills to students with autism and other special needs.
These students assembled autism products like our Apparel Indicating Thermometer and our Autism Awareness bracelet and other jewelry. They also prepared orders for shipping and kept inventory straight. We hope to someday employ people with autism and other special needs.
Our goal here at LucasWorks is to offer high quality, affordable autism products to help you help your child, and to eventually provide job training and employment to people with an autism spectrum disorder.
Learn more about LucasWorks and our mission to help those with autism, through both training and with our autism products.
Autism defined -
Autism Spectrum Disorder -
And if that's not enough to contend with, some of the other names that fall under the definition of Autism Spectrum Disorder are "classic autism", "Asperger's syndrome", "PDD-NOS (pervasive developmental disorder, not otherwise specified)" and "atypical autism".
For Parents -
Lucas - The youngest child of LucasWorks' founders Lauren & Alan Padgett, Lucas was diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder when he was 2.5 years old. The doctors and education specialists told the Padgetts that Lucas would never speak or communicate.
The 'experts' told Lauren and Alan to prepare for institutionalizing Lucas by the time he was around 10 years old, because in addition to autism, he was unbelievably hyperactive, which the doctors felt contributed to the prognosis that no one would ever be able to reach him or help him.
Lauren & Alan can now look back over the years, see how far Lucas has come, and try to offer you hope for the future. Don't let anyone tell you what your child with an autism spectrum disorder will or will not achieve; the truth is, THEY DON'T KNOW WHAT YOU AND YOUR CHILD ARE CAPABLE OF, DO THEY?
Safety issues - Of course, in addition to learning how to deal with and help someone with an autism spectrum disorder, the Padgetts also had to deal with figuring out how to keep Lucas safe, and with all of those "what if" questions, like, "what if he takes off in WalMart and I can't catch him" or "what if he gets out of the house through a window one day".
Spreading hope and help - LucasWorks was started when the Padgetts found themselves having to design some of the autism products they needed to help Lucas, because they couldn't find what they needed on the market.
Now they want to give other parents a place to find autism products that will help them to help their child and to keep them safe, while also helping to teach job skills to people with an autism spectrum disorder. Ordering from LucasWorks Autism Products is a win-win situation for fighting autism!
Experience and advocacy - In addition to having first hand experience raising a son with autism, Lauren Padgett has also spent many years working as an advocate for those with autism spectrum disorders and other disabilities.
She's not just talking as the parent of a child with an autism spectrum disorder, but as someone who has worked at many different levels of both educational and advocacy groups to help provide the best services to children with special needs, especially those with an autism spectrum disorder.
So enjoy your visit to LucasWorks - You'll find articles filled with all sorts of information, products to help keep your loved one safe, and the most amazing Autism Awareness jewelry, all offered to help those with autism and those who love them.