A father is someone you look up to no matter how tall you grow.
In honor of Father’s Day, we have a special selection of unique gifts for all the wonderful Dads and Grandpas who have brightened our lives and helped us grow! Visit our online store and choose from a heartfelt collection of Father’s Day gifts which have been handcrafted with love by the participants at SEEDs for Autism.
SET OF 3 WALNUT WOOD BOWLS This stunning trio of bowls have been created by adults on the autism spectrum through the art of woodturning. Made from natural walnut wood, these charming bowls are a unique and attractive way to store your keys, jewelry, spare change or any small objects. Decorative and functional, these attractive bowls make a wonderful addition to any home décor. Click HERE to visit our Limited Editions store and purchase this item today.
MASON JAR MUG WITH METAL HANDLE Add a bit of country to your life with these eye-catching Mason jar mugs with metal handles! Perfect for family barbecues or sipping iced tea in the backyard with friends! This unique item is great for lemonade, root beer or your favorite cold beverage. Each classic Mason jar comes with a hand-crafted metal handle created by the participants at SEEDs for Autism. Click HERE to visit our online store and purchase this item today!
SKELETON KEY PENS These stunning Skeleton Key pens shine with personality and individual charm! Crafted by adults on the autism spectrum, each one is as unique as the artist who created it! Whether you’re at school, work or home – make a statement with these beautiful writing instruments. Thick barrel design makes each pen comfortable to use. Perfect for gift giving! Click HERE to visit our Limited Editions store and purchase this item today!
When you support handmade, you are not just supporting a person, small business, family, our economy; you are purchasinga small part of an artist’s heart.
Please visit seedsforautism.org/shop to keep up to date on the growing selection of new items from the participants at SEEDs for Autism.
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.
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.
When someone buys one of the products I made, it makes me feel happy because it helps Seeds get more funding.
I feel excited when people buy the products that I make at Seeds.
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.
I feel proud and satisfied with my work.
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.
It feels satisfying to know my hard work has helped attract customers and made money for SEEDs.
It really makes me feel like an accomplished artist.
Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: ‘What! You too? I thought I was the only one.’
― C.S. Lewis
SEEDs for Autism is a non-profit organization that provides education and vocational training for young adults on the autism spectrum. Participants learn a variety of job skills, social skills and life skills in a structured environment focused on the arts. At SEEDs, these talented individuals produce a wide variety of high quality home and garden products which are sold into the community.
It sounds pretty amazing,
and it is…
But it’s so much more than that.
Truly, SEEDs is a life-changing program.
I have watched shyness turn into confidence.
I have seen meltdowns fade as coping skills develop.
I have seen distraction evolve into focus..
but, perhaps best of all –
I have seen these wonderful people find friends.
Hello, my name is Jose and I am going to write an article about my experience in the ceramics department. I work in the ceramics department with Ms. Ann Richards. She is very professional, but loving and caring person. I enjoy working with her. In Ceramics, I have learned how to make a bunch of items and make them fast. Before I learned how to make objects correctly, I was not very good. The first time I tried it, I would just slap the paint on. Ann did not like that! In order to grow, Ann told me to watch how Alex did it. Then I got better watching a pro at work. Alex really paid attention to his work. He would really go in and get every single divot, working inside and out from the center all the way to the outside. Because I am now a skilled ceramics student, I know how much paint to put on. It varies how many coats of paint I use and I also know about how gentle to stroke with the brush. Ms. Ann showed me about Painting with very light strokes to get the right quality of work.These are the many hard skills I have learned in ceramics. We make round flowers and birds and butterflies. Recently as in, last Thursday, I moved up to 3d objects. Mushrooms, for example. My experience in ceramics has taught me how to be a more gentle and attentive artist. I took 3d design in high school but did poorly every semester. Doing work in this dept. Has brought back to me a new sense of strength and purpose because I stunk at ceramics in high school but now I own it. Ceramics makes me feel good. When I see the finished product, I feel proud of myself. I like how it makes me feel when someone buys my product. Knowing, that someone is going to enjoy it later on gives me satisfaction because I know all my hard work went into someone’s happiness.