ABOUT

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Austin Wear
Austin's WearABLEs
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Austin Wear lives in King George, Virginia.  He is a 24 year old artist who designs and creates original jewelry.  

Notably, he is diagnosed with Class 3 (greatly affected) autism, moderate intellectual disability, anxiety disorder and clinically diagnosed obsessive-compulsive disorder.

Austin demonstrated a creative mind very early. He enjoys drawing and has a very distinct style.  He loves music.  He memorizes lyrics quickly and sings along. His other favorite activities are solving math problems, playing video games and going to theme parks with a love for intense rollercoasters. His long-term memory for dates, especially birthdays and events is remarkable.  Interestingly, given a random date he is able to immediately determine its day of the week.

 

Austin wants to successfully interact with others and works to improve social skills, manage transitions and uncomfortable sensory environments. It remains a challenge, but every tomorrow is a new day.

He requires extensive supports.  Austin has difficulty changing routine, obsessional thoughts and compulsive behaviors.  Frustration levels may lead to self-injurious behavior. Socially he is working on gaining attention appropriately and communicating accurately. He is fortunate to have a support system helping him to gain more independence.

Many of Austin's OCD rituals involve frequent counting and sequencing, "coding" letters into numbers and repetition of lists.  Typically, it is how he deals with anxiety, but it can consume him 

affecting his quality of life. 

Austin was introduced to making beaded bracelets in January 2016. He immediately loved the new activity.  It allows him to use his obsession with counting and making patterns for a purpose. He was encouraged by the praise he received and delighted in giving jewelry to people. 

 Beading is a unique therapy that gives his obsession with numbers and patterns an outlet.  He is calm and focused when beading.  With a decrease in anxiety and frustration, when making beaded jewelry his maladaptive behaviors are drastically decreased.  The structure is controlled by Austin.  He can takes breaks when needed. If he is not in a creative mood, he is not obligated to create.  The environment is designed for strategies that have been developed with very talented behavior specialists.  Of great importance, his incidents of self-injurious behaviors have decreased. 

Austin loves the social interaction he receives from creating beaded jewelry.   He receives craved attention and praise. He enjoys participating in social media. He has an active Facebook page and his latest designs are often posted on Instagram.  He is proud when he reads supportive feedback and seeing the likes. He has become more engaged on social platforms by making comments or asking questions, as well as giving other posts "likes".  

Austin's projects are primarily bracelets, but he makes a few necklaces, key chains/purse charms, earrings (with more assistance), and even dog necklaces.

 Austin's jewelry orders help fund his therapeutic. activity of beading. And customers receive art that cannot be duplicated.  

In addition, we are devoted to giving a minimum of 10% of Austin's jewelry sales to non-profit organizations.  We believe it is important to recognize and support groups that strive to aid people with disabilities.  Austin has benefited personally from the services of many organizations.

The company began selling time-tested classic fidgets and those currently trending in 2021.   We needed an additional revenue stream to fund the cost of our jewelry inventory.  Allowing Austin to create and manage his behavior often results in excess product.

 We have a 100% happiness guarantee.  If you are not satisfied with your purchase, we will make it right. You can always expect great customer service, respect and gratitude.   We believe superb products and service along with helping others will make Austin's WearABLEs successful. 

While discussing the future of Austin's WearABLEs, Austin chose a quote from one of his favorite musical artists, Pitbull.  He says,

"Patience, passion and perseverance equals success."    YES!