“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.”– Helen Keller
Cooperation builds communication skills, boosts self-confidence and teaches us to work together as a team. At SEEDs for Autism, we understand that learning to cooperate with others is an important skill that promotes higher achievement and cultivates positive relationships in all areas of life. We asked SEEDs participants to share their thoughts on this important topic.
When you decide to cooperate with another person on a big project, you two are helping each other with putting the finishing touches on that same project. Whenever you see someone in need of getting the job done, you help that someone finish up whatever task they were given. When you are finished with helping that someone with some task, that would make you supportive.
Sometimes it’s not enough to do something on your own. Maybe it takes more than one person. Maybe you’re stuck in a tight situation and need help. Sometimes the problem can be solved before it even happens. These are only some of the many reasons why cooperation is important in a working environment. It may not always be easy, but it’s worth putting in the effort to get the job done faster and in much better quality. The more times people cooperate, the more they will trust, understand, and rely on each other for help.
It is important for you to cooperate because when you work together it makes it easier, and not only that, the project can be done a lot faster. When nobody cooperates, it makes the task a lot harder than it needs to be.
Cooperation is very important because humans are social animals. Without cooperation things like society, languages, and basically everything that makes up our daily lives would not have been created. Some people like to brag about how they never needed help from anyone or say it’s “every man for himself”, but that is never true. They were raised by people who cared for them when they were young, went to schools taught by people who were in turn taught by other people, they eat food bought from stores which were bought from farms, the very concept of buying something came from our society’s decision to place a specific value on pieces of otherwise useless paper. Everyday we cover the weak points of other humans while they help us cover ours, in large ways like with doctors treating patients to small ways like helping someone carry a heavy object. While you do not have to cooperate with everyone, to refuse to ever cooperate is to devalue all the effort put forth by other humans both currently living and in the past.
FUN FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY!
Join us for a Hawaiian themed summer celebration of family and friends at Seeds for Autism!
This special Saturday event is open to those on the autism spectrum, their families, friends and the community!
Put on your Hawaiian shirts and get ready for a fun filled family event celebrating ALOHA DAYS at SEEDs for Autism!
At SEEDs for Autism we are happy to provide organized recreational activities in a structured, supportive environment where we can come together as a community, celebrate summer and have FUN! This family friendly event is a wonderful opportunity to empower those on the autism spectrum to explore their creativity, share new experiences, connect with others and GROW! Join us for ALOHA DAYS, make new friends, create lasting memories and be part of the celebration!
For more information, please visit our website: https://www.seedsforautism.org/events/
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)
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)
Derrick is assisting workshop attendees in Metals.
11:14 – Michele (instructor)
So many people wood turning! Jesse Dean is working one-on-one with workshop attendees as they woodturn their own pens on the lathe!
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
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.
I observed Jessica taking payments and people are shopping at Seeds.
1:29 – Jared
I was weaving a green scarf.
1:30 – Nathan
I observed Jessica and Jonatan doing the woods demonstration.
1:50 – Nathan
I observed Brain T. eating from Irma’s Kitchen.
2:07 – Nathan
I observed Jake helping out with the print making workshop.
2:25 – Nathan
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!
2:42 – Daniel N.
I observed people using baskets to shop.
2:45- Daniel N.
Thanks everyone for coming to the Seeds Art Jam!
SEEDs for Autism is proud to be one of the leading Phoenix resources for autism support, information and connection. We offer monthly educational lectures for parents/guardians of adults on the autism spectrum to learn more about topics related to autism.
February’s Educational Lecture & Workshop: Using Positive Behavior Support Strategies to Increase Your Adult/Young Adult’s Motivation
Jennifer Espinoza, BCBA/LBA worked with a group of parents/guardians for a unique and educational experience at SEEDs for Autism. During the lecture, Jennifer provided valuable insights and demonstrated useful tips on how to use positive behavior support strategies to increase their child’s motivation. These research-based methods are empowering for those on the autism spectrum: providing choices which result in a greater sense of independence and engagement.
Afterwards, Jennifer spent time with each family as they worked together on an art project: creating a family banner. This provided an opportunity for parents/guardians to practice these behavioral support strategies in a real-life situation.
Participants at SEEDs for Autism Share Their Thoughts
My experience at the SEEDs workshop was a really great one! I got to work on this really cool project which was a custom family banner with hearts that had all our family members on it, decorated with stamps and other add-ons. It was a little difficult at first, but as soon as me, my mom and sister got working hard together on it, we got the hang of it, and I started to enjoy the project even more! The banner turned out awesome in the end! I liked it! -Brianna
I created a red and purple family banner that has our family’s name on it. My red and purple family banner also has the names of my twin nieces. I had to cut 3 hearts and pinned 2 of the hearts but sewed the 3rd to the banner. I also had to sew the top of the banner around the wood dowel. My family helped me create the family banner by helping me sew the hearts and the top onto the banner around the wood dowel.
While parents/guardians attended the lecture, their loved ones participated in an engaging session of Improv with their peers led by SEEDs instructor, Amy.
I had fun. I pretended to drink hot cocoa. I was a tree and played catch with an invisible ball. Then I made a banner with my mom. I used scissors to cut out hearts. -Daniel Ch.
SEEDs for Autism exists to serve our local Phoenix autism community. These monthly educational lectures are intended for parents and guardians in our autism community and are an opportunity for us to help provide resources and education.
If you would like to learn more about this life-changing program, please visit our website:
At SEEDs for Autism, our ongoing series of workshops provide new opportunities to empower our participants and encourage them to GROW. These talented young adults gain confidence interacting with the community as they assist our staff during these educational and inspirational events!
At SEEDs, participants learn by DOING, so Camille and Jeff created their own Vision Boards in preparation for this workshop. By experiencing the process themselves, Jeff and Camille became familiar with the different techniques and understood how each step led to the next. Through this experience, they gained confidence and looked forward to sharing their knowledge with the community. Jeff and Camille SHINED as they utilized their social skills – welcoming guests, using their words to encourage others and providing instruction to the workshop attendees.
“Jeff and Camille were very helpful and professional. This was a very organized event and I had a great time making my vision board!”
— Richard Bledsoe (Workshop attendee)
The event was a great success! Congratulations to Jeff and Camille on a job well done!
Workshop attendees and their beautiful Vision Boards!
For more information on this life-changing program, please visit our website: seedsforautism.org
“The future depends on what we do in the present.”
At SEEDs for Autism we are happy to introduce a series of educational lectures as part of our continuing mission to serve our Phoenix autism community. These free monthly lectures are intended for parents and guardians in our autistic community, and are an opportunity for us to help provide resources and education.
For our January lecture, the topic is Life Care Planning.
At SEEDs, we recognize the importance of planning ahead. Planning for the future enables us be proactive, make long-term decisions and turn our challenges into opportunities.
-How are you going to prepare for your child’s future?
-Is guardianship a necessity?
-What about a Special Needs Trust?
Join Karen Starbowski, CLU ChSNC from MassMutual Arizona for a complimentary workshop, Planning for Your Child’s Future. Parents will learn what steps to take to ensure the future of their child and how to get the plan started.
Thursday, January 25th
SEEDs For Autism
3420 S 7th St. Phoenix, AZ 85040
Please visit our WEBSITE for more information on upcoming events at SEEDs for Autism