How Security Window Film Can Support People with Autism

May 22, 2020

Security glass isn’t just about break-ins

Our company was initially introduced to the autistic community through a particularly engaging customer in New Jersey. This customer expanded our horizons on the benefits of security window film, extending well past the traditional use case of strengthened glass to prevent and deter forced entry.

This client explained to us the danger that families who have children with ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorders) have to think about within their homes. Sometimes, a child with ASD might become engaged in wandering or pounding on glass doors and windows. If this is normal annealed glass, it will break upon minor impact and create jagged glass shards that are dangerous for everyone around.

About one in a hundred children has autism spectrum disorder. Layr is grateful to be connected to this community

Often to avoid these dangers, parents will put boards over windows to make them safe. But with the way security glass doesn’t shatter and stays put, we realized that security glass is a great solution to these families’ dilemma.

Giving back to the community

The more we talked with this client, the more natural the fit became, and so we were excited to participate in SafeMinds’ Fashion Rocks Autism event as a sponsor!  We had heard about the vibrant community and this event in particular, and were not disappointed!

Arriving in Baltimore from New York, we met with key leaders from SafeMinds and began setting up our exhibit booth. We met with local and national vendors who were building awareness for apparel, health care, and household products. After the exhibits ended, we transitioned towards the main event – the unforgettable fashion show and rock concert!

Though we were honestly a little worn out from our trip by 8:00 pm, we were instantly energized by High Voltage, the excellent, Baltimore-based AC/DC tribute band!  They covered all of the hits, and even some that we that didn’t know.

The vibe was amazing; an engaged, enthusiastic crowd unified around a cause!  Male and female models walked the runway for hours, in what was ultimately an exciting and educational event.  We even spotted a few Baltimore Ravens in the crowd!

Working together to find solutions

Volunteering with different communities, whether school districts or non-profits, is one way that Layr likes to give back. We love seeing our impact and learning more about the way our product provides solutions to issues we didn’t know about. Though the technology, the design, and getting things done to spec is extremely important, the work is about more than that.