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By on April 3, 2015

stella & Dot braceletIn 1997, Holly Robinson Peete, along with her husband, former Detroit Lions Quarterback, Rodney Peete, started the HollyRod Foundation to help bring awareness to autism issues, support families in crisis and raise funds. After an incredibly stressful year of doctor’s visits and watching her son RJ’s behavior change drastically. At the age of three, Holly Robinson Peete’s son was officially diagnosed with autism. From that moment on, she immediately
went to work forming Hollyrod4kids in order to focus on improving the lives of autistic children.

Autism is a neurodevelopmental disorder, characterized by impaired social interaction, verbal and non-verbal communication and restrictive or repetitive behavior. This disorder has a broad spectrum with varying degrees of severity. According to the Hollyrod Foundation, 1 in 68 children and 1 in 42 boys are diagnosed every year with the disorder. Boys are five times more likely to be diagnosed as girls and sadly, every 11 minutes another child receives a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder. Although scientists are not certain on the exact causes of Autism, researchers have identified a number of genes associated with the disorder.

And while there is currently no cure, there are many therapies and behavioral interventions that are designed
to remedy specific symptoms and bring about substantial improvement. Each treatment plan is unique to the child
and meets their own specific needs.

Stella & Dot, the global fashion accessories brand, has partnered with the HollyRod Foundation for the third year in a row to help raise funds and spread awareness. During the month of April, Stella & Dot will donate 100% of the net proceeds on the Visionary Bracelet (featured) directly to the cause.

On a more local level, Lavish Living Magazine’s personal Stella & Dot Stylist, Lucy Wheeler, has generously partnered up with LLM and offered to additionally donate 100% of her commission on any items ordered to a local charity supporting Autism Awareness. Together LLM and Lucy Wheeler will open an online trunk show starting April 1st, which will remain open through May 4th, for our community to shop the gorgeous styles of Stella & Dot, while supporting an amazing cause. Chances are you or someone you know is personally affected by this disorder. This is the perfect opportunity to add some sparkle in your life and help donate to the advancement, awareness and education of this widespread disorder.

To participate:
Online trunk show or visit:
HollyRod Foundation –

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