Take a fad that's overwhelmingly popular among children. Add a disability that's becoming overwhelming common among the same population. What do you get? Puzzle-piece-shaped Silly Bandz that raise awareness of autism as well as funds to aid families dealing with it. The bandz are available from the AutismLink Store, with prices that start at $2 for a pack of 10 and go to $160 for a pack of 1,000, if you want to share.
According to the store site, "The AutismLink Store is operated by parents of children with autism. We are a 501c3 nonprofit organization that provides information and assistance to other parents with children on the autism spectrum. 100% of the proceeds from your purchases go toward helping children with autism." Nice to be able to let your children indulge in a fad, knowing it's for a good cause.
Photo courtesy of AutismLink