Spectrum Designs - Customized Printed T-Shirts and Apparel - Offering Gainful Employment to Individuals with Autism
Spectrum Designs takes great pride in sharing the following collection of letters sent to us from our customers. Thank you to all who make the effort in letting us know how much you enjoyed working with us for all your decorated apparel and accessory needs!
" Hi Patrick,I just wanted to share with you how happy I was with my t-shirt order from Spectrum Designs. Not only did you listen to and read about my personal story and why I wanted the shirts, you came up with the most clever, meaningful slogan to go with my mission. While all of the workers at the DEW might not be able to unite through communication and typical social interactions, our shirts will forever unite us in a way that I can't even explain. Thank you Spectrum Designs for allowing us to finally be a part of a group. " Alli
" Thank you Spectrum Designs Foundation for the great job on our Bill's Team shirts for the 12th Annual Long Island Walk Now for Autism Speaks. What a gorgeous day it turned out to be and we received so many wonderful comments on our shirts! We love and appreciate what what you do at SDF. Keep up the great work! I've been telling everyone about you!!!! Maybe we'll add team hats for next year's walk. :)"
" To all at Spectrum Designs,
Thanks you so much for an helping us make our Surf for All outings extra special this past summer! Co -founder of Surf for All and a friend Jim Mulvaney told me about your product and I knew this would be a great fit for our t-shirts to sell and raise funds for a great cause at one of our surf outings. I was very impressed with the appearance of the prints as it didn't make any difference in quality that the individuals who made the t-shirts were individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities.
The order processing went very smooth and all my e-mails were responded very quickly and your whole staff was very professional. I attached a picture of myself wearing one of the t-shirts your staff made at one of our visually impaired and blind volunteer surf outings. The picture can speak for itself as this individual accomplished something special that day as most people who never have thought or even dream that he could ever surf a wave. To see the smile on his face and cheers from his family it truly is one of the greatest feelings in the world. I wish all of you the best and hope you have many customers that will give you the chance to show them what an awesome job your employees do in making the best t-shirts out there! Thank you Spectrum Designs for helping us make our outings possible. All the Best, Thanks,"
Cliff Skudin Co-founder Surf for AllSpectrum Designs,
Pack 3 Cub Scouts in Manhasset ordered approximately one hundred tee shirts from Spectrum last year and were real happy with the service, quality, and price. Patrick met with us on short notice at our convenience to help design a logo and even delivered the order to my house about a week later. Since we are going to reuse the great design and since the shirts are so reasonable, we are definitely going to place our annual order with Spectrum for the foreseeable future. Of course our best reason for using Spectrum is because they are a not-for-profit group providing a tremendous service to our community... this is what we are trying to achieve at Pack 3. We hope to instill some of Spectrum's values in our Scouts. Here is a link to a Sportsnight event where our Scouts wore their (blue) tee shirts from Spectrum (considered a Class 'B' uniform. Keep up the fantastic work! Regards,
Charles Maass Cubmaster of Pack 3 (516) 869-8191
I purchased a t-shirt from Spectrum Designs bacause they are doing a sacred job for and with, individuals with autism, helping them to practice their motor and mental skills, which helps and will help them to improve their life quality.
Also, i believe that receiving a product which was made by a person with autism, regardless his/her disability, makes it much worthy and precious. It is very comfortable to buy a product made by a machine, but will it be the same? i dout it.
You have a variety of products you can choose from and the order itself is safe and easy. Moreover, when you receive the product it is wrapped in a tissue paper, confetti and a silk autism awarness ribbon- priceless...
And now lets talk about the quality - i washed this shirt many many times in the washing machine, i wear it to work, to aerobics and i took it with me to a couple of months trip to china - and still, it looks exactly like i bought it. I will definitely purchase from them again... for the cause, for the products, for the quality.
Thank you Spectrum Designs,
God bless you for what you are doing,
Marina Kalnitski, Israel
I decided to purchase an item from spectrum design as after working alongside individuals with autism and related conditions for 6 years I knew how important and valubal these
vocational skills are. I honestly believe that spectrum designs is giving amazing opportunities to as many people as it can and I truly support this cause. I am 100% happy with all of the products I have purchased from spectrum designs, I wear them with pride!The ordering process was very simple and pain free.As a make-up artist I use my spectrum designs bag to hold my make up products, taking it on various locations for photo shoots and weddings etc. Every single time I end up talking
about spectrum designs and tell everyone about the wonderful changes spectrum are making in autism community. My bag gets covered in make-up so I just throw it in the washing machine and it is as good as new! The quality of goods were of such a high standard and I love that by wearing a tshirt or carrying a bag I am helping to make a difference in the life of an individual with autism or a related condition, also I know it is part of such a bigger picture that is expanding every day. Attatched is a picture of me on a photo shoot in November. Im at the wallace monument in Stirling Scotland, with a gorgeous model named Madge and Stephan who moved from Scotland to France however returned to pipe for his friends anniversary who's ashes were scattered at the monument. Oviously I had to get a quick picture with my spectrum designs bag! And Ohhh yes, madge is body painted so is only wearing knickers... lol. Hope this helps , your know Im 100% behind you guys and I believe in everything you are doing!!!!
I truly believe that it is every individual's right to be self sufficient and gain confidence by learning new life and work skills. By buying from Spectrum, I can at least contribute a little, to making this happen. If I end up with a stylish shirt or two in the process, then that's just an added bonus! After immediately putting in my order for my new shirt, I'm filled with an overwhelming sense of satisfaction-knowing that my hard earned money is not being put to waste. It's going directly to aiding in the individuals who are new in the 'working world', and who will benefit from each and every order. And then when I finally got my shirt in the mail, I was blown away by the presentation- adorably wrapped in a ribbon, and showered with tiny confetti. I've never seen that much effort put into a shirt's presentation before! That's what makes Spectrum Designs stand out from the rest. Well that, and the fact that they not only offer plain jane t-shirts, but stylish shirts, fitted for each and every body type. I loved navigating through the website- simple and easy to use. And finding a shirt to match my style was no problem at all, they have many different styles to choose from. The clothing I've received has been resilient and held onto it's comfort. I love throwing on my light, loose fitting three-quartered sleeve shirt. It's my go-to shirt.
I would (and plan on soon) order again! Spectrum Designs is professional, reliable, and I can sleep well knowing that my money is being put to great use. Meg
I'm happy to share my experience! I purchased from Spectrum because my cousin, who is autistic, works at Spectrum. Watching the video on your website, and seeing my cousin hard at work, warmed my heart. I knew right then, that I needed to contribute to such a wonderful organization! The ordering process was quick and easy, and I feel the quality of the product is solid. I wear my t-shirt all the time and it makes me smile. Thanks-keep up the good work! Jamie Berger
Why you purchased from Spectrum: We purchased from Spectrum to support what we believe is an excellent cause!
How happy you were with the product: Very pleased with the products.
How the ordering process was: Quick and easy
Comment on the quality of goods received: We loved the t-shirts and wear them often. The sizing was perfect. Great quality t-shirts and printing.
Reason you would order again (Assuming you would?!): We would definitely order again to support this fantastic company and their cause. Another reason is that we love the products!
#1 Anthony in front of the oldest cathedral in the Americas in Santo Domingo.
#2 Fiona 9 months pregnant, the day before giving birth!
#3 Anthony and Alidia in their matching t-shirts
Thanks for all your great work!!