Project FeelMore is creating Colored Feeling Cards for kids on the spectrum
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Project Title: FeelMore

Project Description: As a mother of a child on the spectrum, we often struggle with appropriate communication. One tactic we've found successful was the use of colored cards to depict specific emotion groups like Happiness, Sadness, Anger, and Fear. Unfortunately, these cards most often come from alternate groups such as basic playing cards, Uno cards, or Phase 10 cards, with colors representing the above emotions. I want to create a deck of cards that tailors to other children who struggle with communication and expressing in a positive way how they are feeling about something. The deck will be available in various formats and tailored to a child's favorite toy or subject with color themes to match the specific emotion it's targeting. Visual cues upon the cards will help the child identify the emotion and associate it with that color, encouraging them to respond to their parents or respective health coordinators or education instructors. The cards would be designed via digital art program then copied onto the stock cards, and distributed with appropriate instructions for the parents as well as a special rubber bracelet matching that theme for that deck (such as a dinosaur, or dog, or bird). The cards would come in a sturdy case that the kids could even take with them to school and have clipped to their backpacks for ease of access, ensuring that they are always prepared to FeelMore at the right time.

Project Plan: First and foremost the appropriate drawing, printing, and distribution tools will be needed in order to complete this likely year long project. As the project will be done via digital format and copied onto stock cards, I would need a better art program than what my current one allows. Upgrading that and possibly my tablet to go with it (though the latter is not necessary) would be the first step. After that, beginning the samples to provide to a local printing agency would follow. Trademarking copyrights, if the decks sell, would follow, as well as securing the necessary tools for good distribution. Most likely, this would begin via Amazon and evolve from there, if it takes off. As my target audience is towards parents with children on the spectrum (with outward branches from there to any parent with young children and up who are wanting to improve or enable their child's communication skills), working with local counseling agencies and pediatric therapy services are on the table too, the logistics of which I am not entirely sure on, but is something that would be fairly far down the road at this time.

Supporting this project not only advocates for kids, parents of kids, and adults who often struggle with communicating and how best to express emotion in a positive manner, but also helps in spreading the importance of understanding and acceptance in individuals who frequently struggle with this basic human trait. Donators will also have access to various awards based upon the amount donated and the milestones that this project reaches. I hope you will consider helping me in this solo mission. I would also love to hear about your experiences with children or adults on the spectrum, or anyone who has had difficulties in their lives with expression and communication. Share your stories, and help give this Wheel the road it needs to FeelMore for Kids!
Tiers
Go Fish
$10 or more per month

You've taken the leap and ready to Go Fish for something to make you FeelMore. Go Fishers receive special access to the FeelMore discord where you can chat with other patrons who've made the leap. Go Fishers will also receive a downloadable desktop wallpaper only available to donators of this tier and higher as well as a special shoutout on your twitter page and follow.


-Feelmore Discord access

-Desktop Wallpaper

-Twitter follow and shoutout

Includes Discord rewards
UNO at a time
$25 or more per month

For all FeelMore Uno donators, you will receive all of the previous tier items, along with access to voice chat, and be able to make submissions for the monthly Q&A audio chat. In addition to these discord buffs, Uno patrons will be able to view deck WIP's as they are shared as well as be able to view my idea board for the various decks FeelMore will be offering. 


-Q&A submission board access

-Discord Voicechat

-Idea board and WIP's visible.

-All previous tier rewards

Includes Discord rewards
Poker Face
$200 or more per month only 100 left

You've really got your poker face on for this one and you're really dedicated to seeing this project succeed. Not only do you receive all previous benefits, but will also get a signed poster version of the wallpaper all tiers receive!  In addition to this, you will also have a donation made in your name to the Autism Speaks charity organization, which helps provide community support for parents with children on the spectrum, along with programs and events which provide crucial information and provides donations for Autism research across the country. www.AutismSpeaks.org


-$50 donation to Autism Speaks

-Poster

-All previous tier rewards

Includes Discord rewards
Lucky Charms
$500 or more per month only 50 left

You have really proven your commitment to this project and your support is truly remarkable! And so are your rewards. For all my Lucky Charm patrons, not only do you get all of the previous benefits, but you will also get one of the basic decks that will become available, a vote in the premium deck designs, and a larger donation to the Autism Speaks charity. Along with the deck you will receive, Lucky Charms will get a matching wristband with your name (or child's name) etched upon it.


-1 Basic Feelmore Deck with custom wristband

-Vote in premium deck designs

-$100 donation to Autism Speaks

-All previous tier rewards

Includes Discord rewards
Overlord
$1,000 or more per month only 10 left

A true master of magic, Overlord's get EVERYTHING! Along with all previous benefits, Overlord's will receive a signed thank you letter to go with their, not one, but two decks AND a custom designed deck with unique caricatures of the person who will receive the deck. You will also get recognition on the website and a much larger donation to Autism Speaks. 


-$200 donation to Autism speaks

-1 premium deck

-Signed thank you later

-1 custom deck

-Recognition in the credits of the website

-All previous tier rewards

Includes Discord rewards
Goals
$0 of $2,000 per month
At $2000, monthly q&a's will begin with one patron in the Poker Face or higher tiers being featured each month. This will also be the milestone which will help fund the purchase of a better, more reliable art tablet to complete the decks on.
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Project Title: FeelMore

Project Description: As a mother of a child on the spectrum, we often struggle with appropriate communication. One tactic we've found successful was the use of colored cards to depict specific emotion groups like Happiness, Sadness, Anger, and Fear. Unfortunately, these cards most often come from alternate groups such as basic playing cards, Uno cards, or Phase 10 cards, with colors representing the above emotions. I want to create a deck of cards that tailors to other children who struggle with communication and expressing in a positive way how they are feeling about something. The deck will be available in various formats and tailored to a child's favorite toy or subject with color themes to match the specific emotion it's targeting. Visual cues upon the cards will help the child identify the emotion and associate it with that color, encouraging them to respond to their parents or respective health coordinators or education instructors. The cards would be designed via digital art program then copied onto the stock cards, and distributed with appropriate instructions for the parents as well as a special rubber bracelet matching that theme for that deck (such as a dinosaur, or dog, or bird). The cards would come in a sturdy case that the kids could even take with them to school and have clipped to their backpacks for ease of access, ensuring that they are always prepared to FeelMore at the right time.

Project Plan: First and foremost the appropriate drawing, printing, and distribution tools will be needed in order to complete this likely year long project. As the project will be done via digital format and copied onto stock cards, I would need a better art program than what my current one allows. Upgrading that and possibly my tablet to go with it (though the latter is not necessary) would be the first step. After that, beginning the samples to provide to a local printing agency would follow. Trademarking copyrights, if the decks sell, would follow, as well as securing the necessary tools for good distribution. Most likely, this would begin via Amazon and evolve from there, if it takes off. As my target audience is towards parents with children on the spectrum (with outward branches from there to any parent with young children and up who are wanting to improve or enable their child's communication skills), working with local counseling agencies and pediatric therapy services are on the table too, the logistics of which I am not entirely sure on, but is something that would be fairly far down the road at this time.

Supporting this project not only advocates for kids, parents of kids, and adults who often struggle with communicating and how best to express emotion in a positive manner, but also helps in spreading the importance of understanding and acceptance in individuals who frequently struggle with this basic human trait. Donators will also have access to various awards based upon the amount donated and the milestones that this project reaches. I hope you will consider helping me in this solo mission. I would also love to hear about your experiences with children or adults on the spectrum, or anyone who has had difficulties in their lives with expression and communication. Share your stories, and help give this Wheel the road it needs to FeelMore for Kids!

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Tiers
Go Fish
$10 or more per month

You've taken the leap and ready to Go Fish for something to make you FeelMore. Go Fishers receive special access to the FeelMore discord where you can chat with other patrons who've made the leap. Go Fishers will also receive a downloadable desktop wallpaper only available to donators of this tier and higher as well as a special shoutout on your twitter page and follow.


-Feelmore Discord access

-Desktop Wallpaper

-Twitter follow and shoutout

Includes Discord rewards
UNO at a time
$25 or more per month

For all FeelMore Uno donators, you will receive all of the previous tier items, along with access to voice chat, and be able to make submissions for the monthly Q&A audio chat. In addition to these discord buffs, Uno patrons will be able to view deck WIP's as they are shared as well as be able to view my idea board for the various decks FeelMore will be offering. 


-Q&A submission board access

-Discord Voicechat

-Idea board and WIP's visible.

-All previous tier rewards

Includes Discord rewards
Poker Face
$200 or more per month only 100 left

You've really got your poker face on for this one and you're really dedicated to seeing this project succeed. Not only do you receive all previous benefits, but will also get a signed poster version of the wallpaper all tiers receive!  In addition to this, you will also have a donation made in your name to the Autism Speaks charity organization, which helps provide community support for parents with children on the spectrum, along with programs and events which provide crucial information and provides donations for Autism research across the country. www.AutismSpeaks.org


-$50 donation to Autism Speaks

-Poster

-All previous tier rewards

Includes Discord rewards
Lucky Charms
$500 or more per month only 50 left

You have really proven your commitment to this project and your support is truly remarkable! And so are your rewards. For all my Lucky Charm patrons, not only do you get all of the previous benefits, but you will also get one of the basic decks that will become available, a vote in the premium deck designs, and a larger donation to the Autism Speaks charity. Along with the deck you will receive, Lucky Charms will get a matching wristband with your name (or child's name) etched upon it.


-1 Basic Feelmore Deck with custom wristband

-Vote in premium deck designs

-$100 donation to Autism Speaks

-All previous tier rewards

Includes Discord rewards
Overlord
$1,000 or more per month only 10 left

A true master of magic, Overlord's get EVERYTHING! Along with all previous benefits, Overlord's will receive a signed thank you letter to go with their, not one, but two decks AND a custom designed deck with unique caricatures of the person who will receive the deck. You will also get recognition on the website and a much larger donation to Autism Speaks. 


-$200 donation to Autism speaks

-1 premium deck

-Signed thank you later

-1 custom deck

-Recognition in the credits of the website

-All previous tier rewards

Includes Discord rewards