Jessica was moved to do something when Autism hit close to home. Her nephew, Cameron was diagnosed with Autism at the age of 2. Jessica and her family walked for Autism Speaks in 2007 and raised over $20,000. But in 2008 she wanted to do more. Jessica says "I never thought Autism would affect my family. As a mother of two I was taking things for granted. You think it only happens to other people not your family."
She wanted to do her part to help so she decided to do what she does best and create a piece specifically dedicated to Cameron, and the one out of 150 children being born that will be diagnosed with Autism. She has seen first hand the struggles and hardships families with children that have autism go through. She also has hope because she has seen how through early intervention there are positive changes happening in Cameron's life.
In 2008 Jessica raised over $5000 from the sales of her Autism Pieces for her walk on Nantucket. She hopes that through the sales of her necklace and earrings, she will continue to contribute to positive changes for other children and families.