Products made and sold by
Young Adults with Autism and Other Special Needs

goal is to generate paying jobs

 

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Need 1,000 special gifts for a wedding, shower or corporate event?  Or just 1 for a very special birthday, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day?  We’ve got you covered!  Send us your photo or drawing and we will turn it into something you will enjoy every day.  No order too big or too small.  Send a description of what you are looking for to sales@craftersforlife.com

Creating social and employment opportunities.

TeacherGiftProducts sold by Crafters For Life are made, packaged and sold by young adults with autism and other special needs.  All proceeds from sales of these products go back into supporting and expanding this program for these individuals.  Our goal is to provide paying jobs upon graduation from high school.  Read how it all started in the ‘About Us’ page.  You can buy these great products by clicking on the ‘ Online Store‘ page above or better yet, stop out and talk to us in person at our next craft show!

8 months ago

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Dylan just spent the day with Hugh setting up for tonight. Be sure to stop out! ... See MoreSee Less

Dylan just spent the day with Hugh setting up for tonight.  Be sure to stop out!

8 months ago

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Tomorrow is the event at Pegasus Therapeutic Riding Academy. Selected Crafters for Life products will be available for purchase so stop out and support this program AND get some great gifts for everyone on your list!Friday is fast approaching! We are excited for a night filled with holiday cheer and fun activities for all ages!
For those planning on attending, please don't forget to click "going" on the event so we can insure we have enough for all!
For those still thinking about it, rsvp is not necessary and we hope to see you there!
For those who can't make it but wish to support the "Oro Recovery Fund" please check out our website for ways to help!

Remember to share, share, and share the event! Look forward to seeing everyone there!
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Tomorrow is the event at Pegasus Therapeutic Riding Academy.  Selected Crafters for Life products will be available for purchase so stop out and support this program AND get some great gifts for everyone on your list!

8 months ago

Crafters For Life

We have tried a lot of different therapies for Dylan over the years. Here is one that has improved eye contact, strengthened core strength, worked on verbal commands and most importantly - Dylan LOVES Sergio (the horse that he rides)! Thanks Pegasus Therapeutic Riding Academy! ... See MoreSee Less

8 months ago

Crafters For Life

One more reason that I love West Chester University!The West Chester University Alumni Association hosted its annual sensory-friendly Santa event ... See MoreSee Less

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8 months ago

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Very coolJoin us for a Sensory Friendly Evening with Santa on Thursday, December 5th from 4:30pm-7:30pm! Space is limited and registration is required 🎄

Please register on our website: www.wcualumni.org/eventscalendar?cid=2&ceid=698&cerid=0&cdt=12%2f5%2f2019
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9 months ago

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Tomorrow is the day!Spongebob in dtown at our shopping event Sunday 11/10 12-1 😃😃😃😃😃 ... See MoreSee Less

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10 months ago

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If you live in Northampton township, you may want to attend tonight’s meeting. I think the author of this letter may be misinformed and should probably get some education regarding the impact of these amazing programs. First Achieve is an amazing program for 18 - 21 students with special needs. Dylan attended Achieve until this past spring when he turned 21 and we can tell from first hand experience that this is a top program that is being copied many times over by other school districts. The Sloan school is another point of pride for the district. As for property values... CRSD has a top special needs program in the State. The number of children diagnosed with autism is continuing to go up which means the demand for top services is also going up. As more people move into CRSD for services, the demand (and therefore the property value) goes up as well. Consider attending this meeting to show support for these amazing programs. ... See MoreSee Less

If you live in Northampton township, you may want to attend tonight’s meeting.  I think the author of this letter may be misinformed and should probably get some education regarding the impact of these amazing programs.   First Achieve is an amazing program for 18 - 21 students with special needs.  Dylan attended Achieve until this past spring when he turned 21 and we can tell from first hand experience that this is a top program that is being copied many times over by other school districts.  The Sloan school is another point of pride for the district.  As for property values...  CRSD has a top special needs program in the State.  The number of children diagnosed with autism is continuing to go up which means the demand for top services is also going up.  As more people move into CRSD for services, the demand (and therefore the property value) goes up as well.  Consider attending this meeting to show support for these amazing programs.

 

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Kathleen Sochor McCall

This building...these programs!...will be incredible assets to the Council Rock community! There are so many opportunities near that location. The library is across the street. Government buildings a short walk. Businesses at the corner. It's time to make a permanent home for these kids. I'll be at every meeting pertaining to these schools, not just our school board meetings. If you do come out, please find me and say HI! As I see more faces and hear more stories, the drive to make this happen just gets stronger. Hoping to have some current students, and alumni, there to break ground on this project once it's approved!

I received this letter in my mailbox too and I am amazed how heartless people can be. I am a nurse in a special needs classroom in council rock and I have seen the positive impact the achieve program has on young adults who take amazing pride in being like everyone else. Everyday I am reminded how much pride they take in having a job with the skills they learned at achieve.

I am a PROUD parent of a Sloan student who has never ever been a discipline problem by any means. My son is not only thriving at Sloan but HAPPILY volunteers with special needs students. Every tues and Thursday my son makes sure he has money to support the Students who go to the archive program by purchasing the amazing breakfast sandwich’s they make

Why do the Achieve and Twilight program have to be in the same location? Shouldnt those on disciplinary leave be removed from school in general? 45 day suspension means 45 day suspension. Get the rehab and worry about making up school work later. Also how does the Achieve differ from the special ed programs already offered? The district has been downsizing and consolidating so why all of a sudden a brand new building? Makes zero sense.

Closed minded people wrote this letter. Teach your children and yourself the meaning of acceptance and tolerance. Deep breath....

This person is very uninformed.... people have lost their minds.

I am appalled that this letter was circulated. As the relative of an Achieve School employee and as someone who took substitute jobs at Achieve, I know it is a wonderful and necessary program for the young adults who attend and for their families. The Achieve School helps these young adults develop skills for life...such as getting on the correct Septa bus to reach their destination, or finding the location and prices for food items in the supermarket. As for Sloan, there are a myriad of reasons why students attend alternative schooling. This project has been a topic of discussion at school board meetings and is not a new one. Whether it's the township stating the building plan or school board seems to be beside the point, but the plan has been stated for some time. I also don't believe that the area surrounding the current location of Achieve/Sloan has experienced an increase in crime or had any negative "neighbor-ship" impact. I'm sure there is information that I'm not privy to, but some fact checking seems to be in order before circulating a letter such as this.

I live in Richboro, and I did receive a letter notifying us about the proposal and the meeting.

There are so many inaccuracies in this letter. Someone just wants to incite people for their own purposes. This building is being built so we stop paying hundreds of thousands in lease payments where these valuable programs are currently located.

Maybe the author of that letter with small children should be more concerned that they are going to spend a ton of money on 2 turf fields by south before they are going to bring richboro elementary up to today’s standards with better electricity and air conditioning. Maybe those issues will impact their home values rather than a special need School.

I wish I would have known. I would have attended. Who wrote this letter. I am so angry I want to punch them in the face. How horrible am I. This is a disgrace

People sure like to make up stories. Would you like me to come down and tell them real stories about both my sons’ excellent experience with students’ who were partnered up with at risk kiddos?

Meeting postponed. Alot of heated people showed up that they were not prepared for. Please stay tuned and attend!

wow... this is not my district but this is crazy!

Just in case you would like to hear more about this project, Dr. Fraser sent a email out:Dear CR School Community-I am writing to inform you that a special forum has been scheduled for Thursday, November 7 at 6:30 PM regarding the proposed CR STAR Center, to be built on the former Richboro Middle School campus and to house our ACHIEVE, Sloan, and Twilight programs. This forum, which will afford attendees the opportunity to learn more about these programs and for the Board and Administration to hear public comment, will be held in the Chancellor Center Board Room. This forum will also be televised for those who are unable to attend.I have heard some misconceptions about these three programs in recent weeks. Accordingly, we have developed a high-level factual document about these programs. I encourage you to familiarize yourself with these programs if you are not yet familiar; they serve as shining examples of public education serving the needs of all of its community’s valued youth. I am tremendously proud of the positive impact these three programs have had on countless CR students over many years.The first public discussions of this project were held this past spring as part of the District’s long-term capital plan. It has been publicly discussed several times since then at various Board meetings, most recently at the October 17 Board Business Meeting as part of my Superintendent Report.Thank you- Dr. Robert Fraser Superintendent of Schools

Kristin Shillingford Kelly Harple Lehman the ignorance goes beyond our turf field. So sad

Jessica Barber Grosso. Did you see this

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