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Vans releases range of footwear for those with autism

Lifestyle fashion brand Vans has released a collection of shoes and apparel celebrating autism awareness. 

The range is designed for consumers with Autism Spectrum Disorder and comes in calming colours with features that focus on the senses. 

The collection includes slip-on shoes with squishy uppers and rubber toe caps, and an assortment of long- and short-sleeved tees. The firm collaborated with the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards in crafting the designs.

Part of the collection’s sales proceeds – a minimum of $100,000 – will be donated to the A.skate Foundation, which aims to help children with autism learn skateboarding. The charity provides grants to children with autism for skateboarding gear, teaching them how to participate in the sport and its inclusive culture.

The autism footwear and apparel collection is available online and in Vans retail locations. 

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