Ali Edwards Capture life. Create art.

April 28, 2014

Goodbye Kids, Hello Holiday Helper

NOTE BEFORE READING | This post includes holiday spoilers for kids.  A couple weeks ago (before Easter) Chris had "the talk" with Simon about some of the ways of the world related to the holidays. ...

April 10, 2013

Paperclipping Roundtable Discussion | Scrapbooking Kids With Special Needs

I've been a guest on the Paperclipping Roundtable podcast a number of times over the years and have always enjoyed the conversations. Actually, a number of times is really 21 times and I've linked them all below for ...

April 12, 2011

Looking Around The Table

Last Tuesday morning Chris and I had a meeting at Simon's school to discuss the results of his recent re-evaluation for services (a state mandated 3-year eligibility in the area of Autism Spectrum Disorder). This was a bit different than a ...

March 21, 2011

Autism Speaks Fundraiser Through Scentsy

A few weeks ago I received an email from my friend Shannon letting me know that Scentsy had chosen to create a Charitable Cause Warmer benefiting Autism Speaks called Piece By Piece. Scentsy will donate 100% ...

February 8, 2011

Report Card Day

Yesterday was Report Card Day. As a kid and young adult I always loved getting my report card. I loved seeing how I did, what my teachers had to say, what little surprises my parents might learn about me and my behavior ...

May 5, 2009

Songbird Ave Kit Thank You

Thank you to everyone who purchased a Songbird Ave kit last month. All together we raised $6816 for Autism Speaks. Special tremendously heartfelt thanks to Jessica Sprague whose donation challenge during the last week of April really helped ...

April 26, 2009

I woke up this morning to a surprise in my inbox.

You may remember that all this month has been selling a digital compilation kit that I helped design with proceeds benefiting Autism Speaks in honor of autism awareness month. Well this morning I opened an email from Jessica and learned this: ...

April 2, 2009

Bloom & Grow : World Autism Awareness Day

Today is World Autism Awareness Day. As you may have read in the giveaway post yesterday, I teamed up with the designers at Songbird Ave to create a digital kit in honor of Autism Awareness month. ...

June 11, 2008

Zac Browser (Zone for Autistic Children)

I received a couple emails recently that linked me to something super cool: the Zac Browser. Here's the news story from ABC: Grandfather Builds Web Browser for Autistic Boy The only bummer about it right off the bat is that it's only compatible with PC's.

April 15, 2008

Autism Fundraiser Crop + Class

On Saturday, April 26th I will be attending an Autism Fundraiser Crop and teaching a 2-hour minibook class at Ben Franklin Crafts in Bonney Lake, Washington. Half of the proceeds will be donated to Autism Speaks. Click here for more ...

April 14, 2008

Digital Scrapbook Mega Kit for Autism

This is cool : Digital Scrapbook Mega Kit for Autism (via Colleen)

April 2, 2008

World Autism Awareness Day

Just a quick note to let you know that today is World Autism Awareness Day. You can read more about the happenings and media events by checking out this link.