How does it feel when someone buys one of the products you made at Seeds?

When you purchase an item from SEEDs for Autism, you are not just getting a hand-crafted, high quality product- you are investing in the lives of our participants! In addition to teaching job skills, life skills and social skills, our unique program also gives young adults on the autism spectrum a sense of purpose, a feeling of accomplishment and a boost of self-confidence knowing they are a valuable part of our team. SEEDs participants pour a lot of love, skill and hand work into every item they create. We asked a group of these talented young adults to share their thoughts on how it feels when someone buys one of the products they made.

JEFF

I feel happy when one of the products I made gets sold. The reason is that it means my work is appreciated and that I’m needed to provide necessary products for the customers.

SYDNEY

When someone buys one of the products I made, it makes me feel happy because it helps Seeds get more funding.

BRIAN T.

I feel excited when people buy the products that I make at Seeds.

BRIANNA

When someone buys the products that I make, it makes me feel really excited that someone is proud of my hard work, and they’re going out of their way to buy it.

ERIK

I feel proud and satisfied with my work.

CAMILLE

It makes me feel good because it helps SEEDS for Autism and supports our program. It makes me feel positive and it is very uplifting.

MATTHEW

It feels satisfying to know my hard work has helped attract customers and made money for SEEDs.

KYLE

It really makes me feel like an accomplished artist.

 

 

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Featured Product: Sunny Citrus Goat Milk Soap

Our Home Essentials department is a favorite with the participants at SEEDs for Autism. This is because of the wonderful scent of soap being made! Our Sunny Citrus Goat Milk soap captures the fresh scent of bright summer days filled with uplifting, invigorating citrus! We asked SEEDs participants to write about this wonderful item which we have selected as our featured product for July!

HOW DO WE MAKE SUNNY CITRUS GOAT MILK SOAP?

Camille
We make Sunny Citrus goat milk soap by using all natural ingredients like goat’s milk, citrus scenting oil, and yellow Brazilian clay.

Matthew
Our soaps are carefully made with all-natural ingredients as a learning experience for people with disabilities to learn about working in an environment for making and selling products.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF GOAT MILK SOAP?

Camille
Goat milk soap is good for your skin, it’s all natural, and it has a lot of vitamins. Goat’s milk soap keeps your skin moisturized and it won’t dry out your skin. It’s good for people with sensitive skin.

Matthew
Goat milk soap is useful for dry or sensitive skin, or other conditions. It’s perfect to keep skin healthy.

8 REASONS TO BUY SUNNY CITRUS GOAT MILK SOAP
by Justin M. and Sonja

  1. It smells like oranges
  2. You will smell like summer
  3. All natural ingredients
  4. Handmade by students at SEEDs
  5. Supports our program
  6. Great way to start the day smelling good
  7. Feels refreshing
  8. Makes skin clean and soft

You can purchase our Sunny Citrus Goat Milk Soap at the SEEDs for Autism boutique or visit our online store. Click HERE to start shopping and help support this life-changing program!

Hershey’s Chocolate by Sydney

Hershey’s Chocolate Company has been around since 1894 and the founder, Milton Hershey, created such favorites as M&MS and Krackel Bars. The Hershey’s Company is one of the largest chocolate manufacturers in the world. Their products are sold in over 60 countries worldwide. They are a member of the World Cocoa Foundation. In 1903, Milton Hershey began construction of a cocoa plant in Derry Church, Pennsylvania, which was later renamed Hershey. The plant workers and their families lived there and Milton Hershey held social events for them. They also introduced a new product, Hershey’s Kisses, in 1907. The process to wrap the new product was long and hard until machine wrapping was introduced in 1921. They added the paper ribbon at the same time to make sure it was a real Hershey’s product. Their other products included: Mr.Goodbar, Hershey’s syrup, chocolate chips and the Krackel Bar. In conclusion, Hershey’s chocolate is my favorite chocolate.

 

Apple Watch Series 3 – Review (Useless? Of course not.)

 

 

 

 

Many people think it’s useless to buy a Apple Watch because a smartphone can do better.  But I managed to get my hands on a Series 3 Apple Watch and I finally got the chance to get the full experience.  The Apple Watch is so much more than staring at a clock on your wrist, it can do a lot more than what you believe it is.

 

-Features

One of the best features of the Apple Watch is the endless customizable watch faces and bands.  Apple has done a great job of adding a lot of variety of watch faces like traditional watch faces, workout watch faces, a Siri watch face, cartoon watch faces like Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, and Toy Story characters like Woody, Buzz, Jessie and many more. Needless to say there are a lot of watch faces to choose from and you can even tweak the watch face like showing the battery status, the weather, shortcuts to built-in apps such as the workout app and the messaging app.  You can also change the color of the font on some watch faces and change the color of the second hand in a traditional watch faces.

Another thing you can customize is the watch bands like the Sport Band, Sport Loops, Stainless Steel Bands, Hermés Bands, Leather Bands, Woven Nylon Bands, and Nike Sport Bands.  Honestly, Apple Watch is the best Apple product to customize your technology to suit your personality and who knows what Apple might add next.

 

-Operating System (watchOS)

Like every Apple operating system, it’s very simple to use.  Once you raise your wrist, your watch will automatically turn on your display thanks to an accelerometer built-in to the watch.  On the right side of the watch you have a Side button and the Digital Crown which acts as a home button, a scroll wheel, and zooming in and out in the maps app for example.  The Digital Crown is something that you’re going to be using a lot. Press on the Digital Crown, and it’ll take you to the apps interface. Pressing on the Digital Crown again will take you back to the watch interface.  In the app interface, you can move around by using the touch screen to find what you want to use right now and tap the icon to open up the app or you can use the Digital Crown to open app by making sure that the icon is in the center of the screen and turning the Digital Crown up and it’ll zoom in to the app and open it.

Usually on an iPhone you see all of the options in one screen.  But in a small screen, Apple created something that is called Force Touch and a vibration motor called the Taptic Engine.  How does it work? When you’re in the Apple Music app for example and you want to repeat the song that you’re listening to or shuffle different songs, press very hard anywhere on the display and it’ll give you options on what you want to do.  In the watch interface, you can press hard on the display and choose different watch faces and customize your watch face. This is generally how Force Touch works in the watch and that feature was later added to Mac computers and the iPhones which add so much more uses to Force Touch.  In the watch interface you can swipe down from the top of the display to get to the notification center and swipe up from the bottom of the display to bring up control center which adds some options that are exclusive to Apple Watch like Pinging iPhone so if you lost your iPhone somewhere at home, you can use the Watch to have your iPhone make a tone so you can find your iPhone in no time. Theater Mode will turn off the sounds and the automatic display feature and you can turn it on again by tapping on the display or pressing on the Digital Crown. You can turn off Theater Mode once you’re done watching a Movie or a Play.  On the back of the watch, you have a composite lens which contains your heart rate monitor and it uses two green LEDs and it also has two receivers which picks up both infrared and visible light. If you’re going swimming, tap the water drop icon in the control center and your watch will be in water lock mode and when you’re done, turn your digital crown up or down and it’ll eject the water out of the speaker holes. There are so many other features but I can’t talk about in this review except one down side.

Even though the Apple Watch is water resistance, it’s not waterproof.  Which means you can’t go Scuba Diving, Water Skiing, or other activities with high velocity water and submersion below shallow depth.  But at least you can go swimming in a pool or in a ocean and I’m sure that Apple may updated it to make it waterproof someday.

 

-Designs

Apple has not only has one but three different Apple Watch Models, Apple Watch Sport, Apple Watch, and Apple Watch Edition.

Apple Watch Sport is made of Aluminum casing and it comes with three colors, Space Grey, Silver, and Gold. It has a Ion-X glass display, a Composite Back (non-Cellular) and a Ceramic Back (Cellular).  You also have a option to go for either the Cellular model or the non-Cellular model. Apple Watch Sport is great for People who are staying on budget.

Apple Watch is made of Stainless Steel casing with two colors, Space Black and Silver.  It has a Sapphire Crystal glass display which makes it more scratch resistant than Ion-X glass, and a Ceramic Back.  But unlike the Apple Watch Sport, your only option is a Cellular model so you can’t get a non-Cellular model. Apple Watch is great for people who would like more of a premium design or for people who has a iPhone X that wants to match up their phone because both have OLED displays and Stainless Steel casing.

Lastly, the Apple Watch Edition is made of Ceramic casing with two colors, White and Gray.  Just like the Apple Watch, it has a Sapphire Crystal glass display, a Ceramic Back, and your only option is a Cellular model. In the packaging, you actually get a Magnetic Charging Dock which you can buy separately for $79 and a booklet that shows you how the Ceramic casing was made.  These two accessories are only exclusive to the Apple Watch Edition. The first generation of Apple Watch Edition, it was made of 18-karat Solid Gold and it has two colors, Yellow and Rose Gold. The starting price is $10K and now it’s made of Ceramic and the starting price is $1,299. Apple Watch Edition is great for people who would like a even more premium design then Stainless Steel.

 

-The Verdict

You should at least try out the Apple Watch and see what you think even if you think it’s useless.  It may not be waterproof but at least it better then not having it water resistance. I still think it’s considerably better and has more options than Android Wear Watches.

 

-Score

9.5/10 (Amazing)

 

My name is Ethan L. from Seeds for Autism and I’m a Tech Reviewer, a Apple Product Expert, and a Digital Drawer.  If you have any questions from any Apple Products on how do you do this or how do you do that? I’m your man. Please stay tuned for more Tech Reviews in the future.  Until then, have fun, do your your best, and there’s no such thing as perfect objects and humans including you.

-Ethan L.

 

Wednesday at SEEDs for Autism

Daniel and Sydney practice live blogging at SEEDs for Autism. They will be reporting on all the excitement happening at the Art Jam this Saturday!

12:47- Daniel N.

I observed in Distribution that Heather and Chris are packing shaving supplies in gift boxes.

12:43-Sydney

There are different kinds of pillows, like square, circular and triangular.

12:33 – Daniel N.

I observed Hunter working in the Weaving Department with Linda. Hunter was working on an orange scarf.

12:28- Sydney

I saw mini soap boxes, heart pendant necklaces and spoon rests.

12:16 – Daniel N.

Zach is sitting at a sewing machine for the first time with Bailey.

12:12- Sydney

They are making stuffed dinosaurs in Sewing, like a purple Pterodactyl that matches my shirt.

12:02-Daniel N.

Keri is in Metals attempting  to turn on the forge and Noah is helping her.

11:57- Sydney

There are lots of great products being made here at Seeds For Autism, like heart-shaped cutting boards and honey dippers.

11:47- Sydney

I saw some very pretty ceramic pieces.

11:43 – Daniel N.

I observed chain being made in the jewelry department by JD and  Daniel CH.

11:30- Michele

Newsletter class is starting and we are discussing LIVE BLOGGING. We are going to walk around SEEDs and write about what we see….

 

 

The Wood Department at SEEDs

My favorite department is the Wood Department. I have learned about working with wood and Mr. Ed taught me safety rules and how to use the tools.  I like working with wood because I wear safety glasses and gloves to do some sanding. I make things like pizza cutters, spinning tops and ice cream scoops and it takes a long time. Making wood products makes me happy.

by Dallas

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