Sunday, April 09, 2006


A layout of Tyler using the Just Me kit for Autism Awareness available at Scrapdish.

The card reads: I have AutismI may not look unusual but I experience the world much differently than you do. Autism makes it difficult to communicate with you, and sometimes causes me to have unusual behavior. I am doing my very best. Please be patient with me.

Early Intervention: I.B.I Therapy

Created using the "Just Me" Autism Awareness kit available kit available at Scrapdish. This is a basic explanation of Tyler's I.B.I therapy Journalling: When you were first diagnosed with Autism our first reaction was not the initial shock experienced by a lot of people, but acceptance and in some ways relief that we finally knew what was wrong. Our second reaction get you help.
We were given a lot of information in a very short period of time but the overwhelming concensus was Early Intervention with Intensive Behavorial Intervention (I.B.I Therapy)We chose to go with the Society for the Treatment of Autism (STA) You were only 2 and a half and I couldn’t imagine having you away from home for 30 hours a week so we chose the at home program they offered. You would be one busy little boy with a whole team working with you. You had two EIT’s Lisa, and Stephanie (who was replaced then with Trish and finally Janine) with you on alternate days. You had Genieve for Speech, Kara for Occupational Therapy,Treena for Psych, Caroline as your team supervisor and Marilyn as your Social Integration coordinator. Your therapy ran 6 hours a day, 5 days a week, 12 months of the year Everyday there was someone else coming to the house, or you going off to swimming, music therapy, sports group, kids club and of course Fridays were always big outings with the other kids from the STA. The outings wouldtake you to the zoo, Bowness Park, Heritage Park, the Stampede, Glenmore Reservoir, the Bird Sanctuary, TheScience Centre, All of these activities were based upon your personal I.P.P and reflected the goals and needsthat you had for therapy.
Each day, through everything,there was one and only one goal in mind JUST YOU!

Saturday, April 01, 2006

Scrapdish Anniversary, Autism Awareness and a Freebie

Wow, it's been a year since Scrapdish officially opened it's doors. To celebrate all the designers are having individual sales from 20-50% off. All of my designs are at 50 % off including my new Element and PaperPacks. April is also Autism Awareness month, the designers at Scrapdish created this enormous collaborative kit "Just Me" to raise awareness and funds for Autism. The regular price of this kit is $10.00 and right now it is on sale for $8.00 with all funds being donated to NAAR

Last year at RAKScraps we also did a challenge to promote Autism Awareness . This is a layout that I made for the challenge of Tyler, it was also published in Canata Books "Colour Palette" this spring

Here is the Autism Awareness freebie from last years challenge which coincidentally co-ordinates with the "Just Me" mega kit. The freebie is available for a short time.