Autism Jewelry March 2009

New Orleans jeweler Anne Dale with the amazing LeAnne Cantrell of KidSense the force behind the Nation’s first public-school motor sensory yard for special needs children.

Located in Mandeville, Louisiana between Pontchartrain Elementary and Tchefuncte Middle School, the playground has many purposes.

It is a sensory integration playground designed to help children with autism, ADHD and special needs regain self-control and concentration—and play like everyone else.

The yards are designed with rubber, safety-tile surfacing, making them ADA-accessible. Numerous Braille mosaics also dot the site, large enough to accommodate a full-size “typical” classroom, along with the students from special education classes.

autism jewelryThrough the sales of the Facing Autism pendant the Jeweler for a Cause Fund was able to make a generous donation to this worthy project.



Perseverance pendant™
by Anne Dale

Courage is the first of all human virtues… yet

Perseverance is much more than courage.

Perseverance is a commitment to courage

Enough courage to stay the course and suspend beliefs about human frailty.

An unwavering commitment that allows one to be uninhibited by adversity.

So keep moving “Forward” whatever the odds.

Overcoming each and every obstacle with patience and steadfast persistence.

Knowing your effort inspires others, and in doing so, renews the power of the human spirit.

A spirit that is uniquely beautify – hidden within each of us.