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Sunday, February 6, 2011

Sunday's In My City, Farmer's Market


One of my dreams has been to have my own Library for Autistic Families. This weekend I got a little closer to my goal. I received a call earlier this week from the woman who runs Farmer's Market and she said I could set up my booth there. I set up an Autism Resource table for families to gather information. There are pamphlets on local Therapists, Services, IEP Attorney's, etc. I also have a monthly Calendar of Local Events. My second table is a Mini-Library. Filled with Autisic Authors, non-Fiction, Fiction, Self Help, Dietary, and Children's Books. The families fill our a Library Card and bring me the book back within two weeks. If they need it longer they can call me for an extension. The resource table and Library are FREE! I sell bags and backpacks with my Logo on it for an inexpensive price. I am hoping to start selling art, and jewelry made by persons and family affected by Autism. I am also working on a resource table of business cards and flyers of local businesses and Non-profits that support Autism In Long Beach.

Unknown Mami


Ni Hao Y'all


"Despite what we've been taught, we don't have to be rich, famous or distinguished to make our dreams come true." ~Sharon Cook & Graciela Sholander
Whatever we are waiting for - peace of mind, contentment, grace, the inner awareness of simple abundance - it will surely come to us, but only when we are ready to receive it with an open and grateful heart.
~Sarah Ban Breathnach

Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers.  ~Charles W. Eliot

"Most successful men have not achieved their distinction by having some new talent or opportunity presented to them. They have developed the opportunity that was at hand." 
~Bruce Barton
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23 comments:

Renee said...

That's so fantastic Jane!! Seems like a really great resource for people.

singedwingangel said...

I think it is awesome they let you set up and let people know about Autism.. Like I expected you to be quiet about it anyway lol. How are my baby's doing?

urban muser said...

looks like a great start to achieving your goal!

blogitse said...

wow, well done!
I'm sure you make many people very happy!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

That is wonderful news. You have a great table set up and I am sure you will be noticed and appreciated.

Fresh Mommy said...

You go, mama, make it happen! That's awesome!

:)
~Tabitha

blueviolet said...

Things are really popping for you, and I'm so glad!

Tara R. said...

What a cool idea for the library. Good luck!

Digital Paradise said...

Great post and photos :)

Sommer J said...

you're a superwoman! Hoping this get bigger and your long-term goal is achieved :)

Dysfunctional Mom said...

Congrats! That must feel so good.
I see that you have a copy of Look Me In The Eye by by John Elder Robison; I loved that book. I still have my copy and would love to donate it to you if you're interested in an extra. Let me know!
I came over from Sundays In My City.

Angela said...

Jane you are amazing!! I love all that you do.

When did I become my Mom said...

That is so amazing. You are so dedicated, and I think it's such a much-needed opportunity for many families to learn about Autism. Go you!

Joanna Jenkins said...

YEAH for you and a great big CONGRATULATIONS. This is a huge accomplishment and a fantastic resource and learning opportunity.
Woo-hoo. jj

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sheila said...

WONDERFUL!!!!!!!!!! What a great idea! How beautiful of you to do this! ANd I love the Sarah Ban Breathnach quote!

Congrats on your new venture!!!!!

Rose said...

i think this is a great project you are doing. you are a go getter. thanks for your comment onmy post take care rose

StarTraci said...

Good for you! This is a terrific step towards making your dream come true. It is a step for you but you will help so many while you continue on your path. CHEERS!

:-)
Traci

Life with Kaishon said...

One of your dreams came true! That is so exciting. I am filled with happiness for you. Truly! What a great blessing.

Territory Mom said...

I'm so happy for you!!!

Grace said...

This is really a great opportunity for you and what a service you are giving to the community.
When I get my jewelry fired and ready then I'll be glad to donate a piece for your cause.

Joyful said...

This is a wonderful work you are doing! Blessings to you as you continue. I love your quotations also.

Unknown Mami said...

I'm so friggin' proud of you I can hardly stand it. Seriously, you make me want to be a better person.

 

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