Hi all, thank you so much for all of your wonderfully generous donations. We really appreciate it. We think it’s high time to let you know what our plans are and what progress we are making. After deliberating over the type of product we wanted to create, we felt strongly that it should somehow link closely to Zach’s journey and autism awareness more generally. For all the goodwill that is out there, there are still so many untruths, misconceptions, and myths that we need to work together on to dispel and change.
For that reason, we have decided to capture many of the mainstream misconceptions of autism and to do our best to make people think differently. We are doing this by employing a wonderful artist and illustrator to capture some of these concepts pictorially, which we will then be designing onto cards. The plan is for the cards to be brought to Zach’s base where he and his team can organise and process orders, package the cards, and post them out to customers. We plan on opening an online store where people can buy the cards, interact with like-minded people, and give us their own ideas for future designs and concepts.
We have finalised the name of our product, and are putting the finishing touches on our logo and first two concepts. For our next update – coming soon! – we will upload some of these images to show you the process. We would really like to get your feedback and input! We will also post some of our ideas to online forums to get feedback from other like-minded people in the hope that we can truly offer a product that will be valued by those who buy it. Finally, we’ll set up a Facebook group in the not-too-distant future to facilitate further discussion as we continue to develop our concepts and corresponding designs.
Thank you so much once more for your donations, and watch this space for further updates!