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Reflections on Fall - A Season of Changes

Fall always feel like a time of great change! As summer comes to an end you can feel the anticipation in the air of all the wonderful things to come! This Fall brought even more changes than usual to my home.  My two sons have moved to Chicago to pursue their dreams and start their own adventures. They are both incredibly creative and talented (if I do say so myself) and are pursuing careers in the Arts.    My oldest, Jake, is pursuing a career in Special Effects Makeup.  And my youngest, Noah, is a musician. They are so excited to be living on their own in a new city and going after what they want for themselves. I am...

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Star Putty Sensory Tool for Sensitive and Special Needs Children

As a child facilitator for children on the autism spectrum, I have spent a lot of time creating games and tools to use in the special playrooms or therapy rooms their parents create in order to help them learn how to socialize, communicate and express themselves to other people. Oftentimes, I create these games or tools specific to a child's interests and needs. I had one little girl who loved Harry Potter, which I happily share in her enthusiasm, so it was a joyful process for me to come up with a variety games based on the characters, plots, and settings of these books. Putting a focus on what interested this child, even if repeated many times, helped to draw...

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Wellnessed Boutique and Love Andrew Autism Foundation Partnership

We are so excited to announce our collaboration with the Love Andrew Autism Foundation!  The partnership between the Wellnessed Boutique and the Love Andrew Autism Foundation is a natural development that has grown out of the love and friendship between myself and Andrew and his family.   I first met Andrew when he was just 3 years old and his parents were starting a home based, child centered, play therapy program for him.  I was brought in as a play therapist to assist with his program. He was one of the most encapsulated children I had ever worked with.  Therapists and myself would rotate in and out of his playroom taking turns joining him in his world and he seemed...

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