Nashville Apparel Line Raising Awareness and Acceptance of Autism

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By Thaddeus Brown, Main Street Nashville & NASHVILLE, TN — A Nashville apparel and clothing line is raising awareness for autism with the help and inspiration of a 10-year-old child. Founded by Ebony Braden, Amare Strong Apparel sells clothing, bracelets, and more, to help raise Awareness and Acceptance for people on the autism spectrum. “I know the struggles and money should never be the reason our children and young adults on the spectrum aren’t getting the resources they need to excel in life,” she said. Among those who she is raising awareness for is her 10-year-old semi non-verbal autistic son, Amare. Born in the month of April, which is coincidentally autism awareness month, he is the inspiration behind the movement. Last March, Braden was in the middle of transferring Amare to a different school, but it was delayed due to the tornados that Davidson County experienced. Shortly after, the COVID-19 pandemic began wreaking havoc, which delayed the process even more. That led to Braden taking Amare out of school and homeschooling him, something she feels was the best decision she could make. While Amare was improving his communication, reading, and math, Braden said that she knew her son would need...