The A.W.D. Challenge ?

I’ve had so many Moms & Dads  like me,  shout out ” I Love those Glasses!” Well, I’m giving them  the opportunity to “EARN” (1) pair  by  Accepting the Autism Welcomed Decal  Challenge. I’ve been so impressed with these Special Families and how hard they have searched AND  were able to touch the hearts of “Places” in their area OR state,  even. It’s not an easy task to convince a PLACE to display the Autism Welcomed Decal Smile. So to not only take on this Challenge, but to “Achieve the over all Goal”…. Well, I had to acknowledge my S.M.A.A.R.T.Mom Sisters and Brothers. Now…..Are you curious? Want to learn more ? Then Continue Reading 🙂
Great! I was hoping you’d be interested and Accept the A.W. D.  Challenge 🙂 Alright, First things first. You’ll need to send me a message. you can reach me through Facebook message or email :  I will need your address so I can send you an Autism Welcomed Decal Packet. Once you get the Decal Packet; I need you to reach out to a “Place” there that will be willing to not just display the Decal at their entrance way, but also take a picture of their Smile with the Decal and send it back to me with a comment (there are examples here at the site) . If this is a place that is interested in offering an  Autism Welcomed Decal Time-Out…. I can talk to them more about it once they’ve sent me the picture. They do not have to offer an Autism Welcomed Time-Out if they don’t want to. Sometimes a time-out isn’t applicable at some businesses or places any way. The idea again is to share the symbol by displaying it and to help our families to just feel welcomed when we are out in public places.
As for the rules. I’m Not interested of course in places such as bars, liqueur stores, etc. Also. The Decal can ONLY be displayed by the owner/authorized person of this place and must be on the inside (clear doors) or outside (tinted doors) of the door at the entrance way. (Again, there are examples here at the site) The Autism Welcomed Decal MUST be given  a “permanent home” at a PLACE, NOT a person. That is your Challenge. To find that ONE PLACE 🙂 Are you still up for this? 🙂  I will send you a letter to present with the decal as well as cards you can hand out. Just be sure that the decal is ONLY given to a serious Place that truly wants to be a part of this unique “autism symbol” and help share it’s purpose with others. After I get the picture of the place with their comment…YOU will get your very own Autism Welcomed  Glasses and YOU will get an Autism Welcomed  Decal that you can display for yourself ; although I will expect a smile picture back from you and I would appreciate you wearing your A.W.D. Glasses in you Smile pic !
Talk to You Soon! BIG HUGS!! S.M.A.A.R.T.Mom
With the exception of this page, The A.W.D.Challenge? This page is devoted to people from other states, not just in Florida that have taken the Autism Welcomed Decal Challenge and found the Autism Welcomed Decal Smile a new home close to where they live ! AUTISM  WELCOMED  EVERYWHERE 🙂 


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“S.M.A.A.R.T.Mom!  I DID IT !!!  Autism is welcomed at the Lake Region Family Center- Belknap  Merrimack  Laconia Head Start!”

(NOTE: This Laconia , New Hampshire Family Center  is  not living with Autism. But Kaitlyn Does. )

” Kaitlyn, You’re Absolutely Fabulous! Hats Off to You and I Adore your Smile Picture! Thank You Darlene for Displaying the Autism Welcomed Decal Smile. It truly means so much to families like ours.. Huge Hugs to Darlene & Staff!                                           

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Look who EARNED her Autism Welcomed Decal Glasses!

Congratulations Kaitlyn !! (LOL) I think she Loves the glasses I sent 🙂



“S.M.A.A.R.T.Mom!  We DID IT !!!  Autism is Welcomed Here EVERYDAY!”






“I am so Proud of you two for accomplishing such a difficult challenge. Finding a home for three places is Outstanding ! I couldn’t be more pleased and more thrilled to Honor you both with your very own Autism Welcomed Decal Glasses….You definitely Earned them !”                                                      ((Huge Hugs to Len, Becca, Stevi B’s, OASN, & TEC ))

To see Bigger Pictures of the 3 places & their company websites that  Len & Becca found, just Visit:                            


Look who EARNED their Autism Welcomed Decal Glasses!

You Both Look Fabulous 🙂









“  I DID IT S.M.A.A.R.T.Mom!!!  Autism is Welcomed Here EVERYDAY!”

“Wow! How Amazing are you ?! I’m so impressed that you were able to find a permanent home at Sonic! I absolutely loved the Smile Picture and I’ve already been by  and  really enjoyed seeing the Autism Welcomed Decal at the drive through window; so Cool! You without a doubt have “EARNED” your very own Autism Welcomed Decal Glasses!” ((Big, Big, Hugs to Jennifer Moseley and Sonic!))

Look who EARNED her Autism Welcomed Decal Glasses!                                                                                                                                                 I LOVE the Thumbs Up!











“My son has autism and I would just Love to see this symbol everywhere! P.S. My Daughter Loves my glasses too!”

“Hat’s Off Helen! You are Amazing 🙂 Great Job & I’m so glad you like your AWD Sunglasses oxoxox’s”




I’m so proud of you Dawn! I knew you could do this! You Rock! Sport those AWD Sunglasses proudly Sweetie, You certainly EARNED them 🙂      Hug You Soon! #SMAARTMom

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“I Found the Perfect Place for the AWD Symbol and Earned some very cool Sunglasses too! This is for My son, James and other families living on the Autism Spectrum!”

Wow! What a Wonderful Place you found! Way to Go Amie and James 🙂 Very well Done! Hug you soon! #SMAARTMom