Different Not Less Shirt


Giving Level

$250 is the average shelter cost to adopt a therapy dog before training. Therapy animals and other forms of therapy tools can have a significant impact on a person’s wellbeing.

When you donate, you will receive one of Matthew’s most popular t-shirts. The “Different Not Less” shirt was created to raise awareness about Autism. This means a lot to Mathew because he is Autistic. Matthew’s hope is that donors that buy this shirt understand that just because someone is different doesn’t mean that they are any less important.

About the Artist

Matthew Dryer

Matthew was born in Spirit Lake, IA and has lived many different places but now calls Ames his home. He started his t-shirt company, AbiliTEEs, in 2018. All of Matthew’s tees send messages of positivity and support for people with disabilities. Matthew likes the independence of owning his own business. He enjoys the freedom he has to design and sell what he is passionate about.

"I love being able to spread awareness for people with disabilities because I myself am an independently employed person with a disability." - Matthew Dryer

Please note we have recently changed our name from Iowa Able Foundation to Able Up Iowa.