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Company Manufactures 500 Copies Of Discontinued Cup For Man's Autistic Son

By Mark Pygas

Every now and then, we hear a story about a parent that has exhausted all resources and turns to the internet in a desperate attempt to source a discontinued piece of clothing, impossible to source dolls, and most recently, a sippy cup that happened to be the only cup 14-year-old Ben, a young man with severe autism, would drink out of.

It all started when Ben's father, Marc, took to Twitter with a plea to find a replacement cup after the one they've had in their house since Ben was 2 broke. 

"These cups are not made anymore, the replacements are new and fancy, we've tried them, Ben throws them at us. Maybe you have one stuck at the back of a cupboard," Marc wrote. "It can be used, that's fine, the one he has doesn't have long left. In all honesty, we are really worried what will happen if it falls apart completely."

The responses were overwhelming and led to the #CupForBen movement being formed.