The Importance Of Being Positive

“Look for something positive in each day, even if some days you have to look a little harder.”

-Anonymous

Having a positive attitude energizes us, boosts self-confidence and inspires others. At SEEDs for Autism we create a supportive, positive environment where our participants can THRIVE! We asked some of our participants to share their thoughts on the importance of being positive.

DANIEL Z

Being positive is a good thing because it’s contagious.

BRIANNA

Being positive is an essential part of happiness! It’s not thinking about the bad! To feel good about something! Positivity feels great!

BRIAN T

Having a positive attitude is doing positive things and like saying good words too. A positive attitude is thinking about positive things.

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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!

The Princess And The Frog Movie Review By Daniel Ch

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My favorite Disney movie is The Princess and the Frog.

The story Is about The Frog Prince.

In the movie Tiana sees a yucky frog.

Tiana kisses the frog and then she turns into a frog.

Tiana was not happy being a frog.

Tiana and Naveen are both frogs.

Tiana and Naveen have an adventure to try and find a way to turn back into people.

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My Favorite Songs Are:

Down in New Orleans

 

Almost There

Friends on the other side

When We’re Human

Gonna Take You There

Ma Belle Evangeline

Dig A Little Deeper

Down In New Orleans Finale

Never Knew I Needed

My Favorite Characters Are Tiana and Naveen.

The movie has a happy ending and I think you should watch it.

Mikaela Shiffrin: American Skiing Star on the Rise

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By Jake M.

In February 2018, the winter olympics was held in  PyeongChang, South Korea. While there are a wide range of events from hockey to curling my favorite is alpine skiing. Most Americans think of Lindsey Vonn and Ted Ligety as the image of the United States Ski team in their respective genders, however, a new star has begun to rise. Her name is Mikaela Shiffrin.

Born in Vail, Colorado she is the daughter of Eileen and Jeff Shiffrin (both former ski racers). Jeff raced for Dartmouth as an undergraduate; her mom Eileen raced in high school in the Berkshires, Massachusetts. Her Brother Taylor Shiffrin raced for the University of Denver.

Shiffrin wasted no time. As soon as she became eligible to race at an FIS (Fédération Internationale de Ski) event she took off. In just her eighth race, she won a Nor-Am Cup race in the super combined, in December 2010 at the age of fifteen. She finished in the top 3 in her next three races: Runner-up in the super-g, third in giant slalom, and victory in the slalom. Weeks later, she won a pair of Nor-Am races in Sunday River, Maine. She continued to shock the world when she won the Junior World Ski Championships in Crans-Montana, Switzerland.

She made her World Cup debut in on March 11, 2011 in a giant slalom race in Špindlerův Mlýn, Czech Republic. In April 2011, a few weeks after her 16th birthday, she won her first U.S. National Championship in Winter Park, Colorado and became the youngest Alpine Ski Racer to claim a national title. On December 29th, 2011 she finished third in the world cup slalom event at Lienz, Austria and in the 2013 World Cup season she took first place in Lenzerheide, Switzerland at the age of seventeen. Her overall world cup medal count is four with three gold and one silver (gold: 2013 Schladming, Austria, 2015 Beaver Creek, Colorado, 2017 St. Moritz, Switzerland, Silver: 2017 St. Moritz). The three golds came in slalom and the silver in giant slalom. Shiffrin has won 43 World Cup races which is fifth all-time by a Female Skier.

Her accomplishments don’t end there. She’s won three Olympic medals (2 gold and one silver). At age eighteen she won gold in slalom during the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games in Russia, and at age 22 she won Gold in giant slalom and silver in the super combined events in Pyeongchang, South Korea, 2018. Her two career gold medals are tied for most all time by an American Olympics skier (Ted Ligety and Andrea Mead Lawrence).

Shiffrin, now 23 years old, has a long career ahead and it seems inevitable that one day she will become the most decorated female skier. In a recent interview she was asked what the acronym ABFTTB on her helmet means. Her response “always be faster than the boys” made me laugh. Her story needs to be spread to inspire young skiers, especially girls.

 

Hunter’s Presentation at SEEDs for Autism

Developing social skills is an important area of focus at SEEDs for Autism and we incorporate practicing these skills into every aspect of our program. Creating power point presentations is a creative way for our participants to build confidence, improve communication skills and inspire others. In this presentation, Hunter speaks to a roomful of his peers on the topic of “Manners”.

Live Blogging the SEEDs for Autism Art Jam!

Jonatan C. in the photo booth at the SEEDs for Autism Art Jam

MAY 5 2018: 10am – 3pm

Participants at SEEDs for Autism held a live blogging event at the 2018 Spring Art Jam! 

10:00 – Michele (instructor)

The Art Jam is starting! So many people are showing up to spend the day at SEEDs!

10:12 – Sydney

There are lots of people shopping.

10:35 – Michele (instructor)

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A full class for the Blacksmithing workshop!

The Metals workshop is just about to begin. SEEDs participants are ready to share their skills with the community and teach people how to create a twisted metal bracelet!

10:43 – Sydney

Since we opened, there have been a lot of purchases.

11:00 – Michele (instructor)

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Lenny (instructor) supervises during the Blacksmithing workshop.

Derrick is assisting workshop attendees in Metals.

11:14 – Michele (instructor)

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The woodturning workshop is busy this morning!

So many people wood turning! Jesse Dean is working one-on-one with workshop attendees as they woodturn their own pens on the lathe!

Smile!

11:29 – Sonja

Just did my first tour and it was a lot of fun. I showed the people around telling them about the workshops.  I also showed them the products we sell.

11:34 – Michele (instructor)

Andy is taking a break from doing the weaving demonstration. He is keeping me company at the Newsletter station.

12:22 – Jesse & Jessica

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Hanging out at the Newsletter station. 🙂

12:36 – Daniel N.

I had Irma’s for lunch: rice and beans and tacos. It tasted good.

12:51 –  Daniel N.

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The check out station is ready for customers!

I observed Jessica taking payments and people are shopping at Seeds.

1:29 – Jared

I was weaving a green scarf.

1:30 – Nathan

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Jessica shows workshop attendees how to wood turn their own pen.

I observed Jessica and Jonatan doing the woods demonstration.

1:50 – Nathan

I observed Brain T. eating from Irma’s Kitchen.

2:07 – Nathan

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Jake assists Bailey (instructor) for the print making workshop.

I observed Jake helping out with the print making workshop.

2:25 – Nathan

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Jeff provides one-on-one instruction.

I observed Jeff working in jewelry.

2:29 – Daniel N.

I observed Nate’s mom buying pillows from the sewing dept.

2:39 – Michele

Things are winding down at the Art Jam. It has been a wonderful day!

Happy faces at the Jewelry Workshop!

2:42 – Daniel N.

I observed people using baskets to shop.

2:45- Daniel N.

Thanks everyone for coming to the Seeds Art Jam!

Participants at SEEDs take turns blogging.