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If I Need Help

Help For Your Loved Ones Who May Wander.

Do you know an autistic child or other beloved person who might become lost and need help? Here is marvelous resource to get them home safe:  

Our boy Jay wearing his patch and getting ready to hike!!

~ Erin Wilson

If I Need Help Mission

Help For Our Loved Ones Who May Wander or Need Assistance! We Help Reunite those who might become lost or disoriented with their Families, Loved ones, and Caregivers using new and existing technologies in ways that are practical, easy to access and affordable.

When a loved one wanders off

When he or she is found they often are unable to identify themselves and do not ask for help or carry an ID. They are usually unable to communicate their needs, share personal information and what might be done to help calm them. Also, what the rescuer should know in an emergency such as medical conditions. That's where If I Need Help comes in.

Here is a person that needs help

Easy free sign up and membership: Personal wearable QR Codes that immediately alert the public that "Here is a person that needs help" & how to help them. We provide a place where the multitude of information about a person with special needs can be kept in one place. This information can be accessed by whoever needs it at the time. A Policeman, jogger or anyone who scans them can find basic information quickly from the individual's public site. A babysitter, therapist, doctor, teacher or any trusted person can find out password protected secure detailed personal information. All of this information can be changed in real time by logging onto the site remotely or from a desktop. It can also be emailed to first responders in an emergency.

Individuals profiles can be accessed manually from any web browser or via scanned QR Codes. QR Codes can be read quickly by any Smartphone. QR reader Apps can be downloaded for free from App stores.

Plums Cafe and Catering

Top Spot for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner in Orange County

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A Celebration of Heirloom Tomato Varieties from Around the World.

Choose from our 500+ varieties
of certified organic,
open-pollinated tomato seeds.

                                                                                                   Empty Nest

 Support Services  The joys and challenges of this major transition


New! Audio Features

Story of the Month

Truth In The Empty Nest "So I get out of bed, work, feel productive and finish my to..." Read full story here

Conversations with Natalie" (click here) now offers interviews, tips and original productions.


Milestones for Empty Nesters and Boomers
A mother called today wishing her son lived nearby so they could celebrate her... » Read blog

  • Individual Consultations
  • Phone Consultations
  • Support Groups
  • Speaker Engagements

Click here to email Natalie

Natalie Caine is the founder of Empty Nest Support Services. When her daughter was a senior in high school, she realized that as a soon-to-be "empty nester," she would be undergoing a major life shift. Not wanting to confront this transition alone nor have her many friends face this abyss without strong support, she created a support services group, which quickly grew into a new career and an exciting full-time business.

Empty Nest Support Services helps anticipating empty nesters and empty-nest families through the joys and challenges of a new life chapter. Natalie is thrilled to work with people all over the country to handle this transition. She never imagined this passion would lead to speaking engagements, consulting, teaching others how to facilitate support groups, and a popular website,,  which features articles, teleseminars, blogs, newsletters, a story of the month, an art gallery, and a lively free forum. (Natalie's interview with "Lifetime Radio Station for Women" is also available on the site.)


Natalie Caine, M.A.
Empty Nest Support Services
Toll-free: 800-446-3310
Local: 818-763-0188
Fax: 818-763-1743



EZUP Direct is the #1 retailer of the world famous E-Z UP Instant Shelters & canopies!

We have the largest and most up-to-date selection of EZUP instant portable shelters & canopies, accessories, and replacement parts. EZUP Instant Shelters set up in less that 60 seconds and they are great for the beach, farm stands, family get togethers, sporting events, backyard shade, and much more.


History Cooks®  

 Home of the award-winning “Food Journal of Lewis & Clark.”  

History Cooks® features recipes, historical cookbooks for adults & kids, fascinating food history presentations & great ideas for exploring food & culture!

  The place for people who love history & love to eat.


Dining Utensils for the Disabled

After 16 years as a civilian working for the Dept. of the Navy, Robert Bayton took the opportunity to follow his growing passion for cooking. In 1993 he entered Johnson & Wales, working full time while attending school, and graduated with honors in 1995, as a chef. Working throughout Hampton Roads, Bob gained experience in some of the finest restaurant and continued to move up and gain the respect of his peers.

In February 2001, a car accident changed his life, leaving him paralyzed from the chest down. Following six months of rehabilitation, a vision, a need and a passion arose in Bob. Enter Dining With Dignity.

Dining With Dignity, Inc. was founded in 2002 and is based in Williamsburg, VA. Under development for two years, the flatware is the realization of a dream for the company founder and former chef, Bob Bayton. This grasp impaired flatware design was developed out of his personal need after the automobile accident.

"I love fine food and fine dining. After the accident, I had to rely on someone to feed me because none of the assisted living products available enabled me to eat independently. Meal time became a simple feeding exercise, I had lost my dining experience. I had to recapture that portion of my life and, well, dine with dignity, independently...even in public. It is simple things like this that seem to help each of us feel better about ourselves. My task was clear."

Now Dining With Dignity Flatware is available and is being distributed nationwide. Take a look, call us and regain independence, enjoy dining out or give a gift that will change a life. If you have any questions, drop Bob a note. You will get a passionate and helpful response.

Robert Bayton, Founder


Telephone 757-565-2452    Fax 757-345-0731

101 Deerwood Drive, Williamsburg, Virginia 23185



GardensByDesign with GardensToGo

Serene Spaces for Today's Homeowner


Creating Organic Landscapes with Fragrance, Beauty, and Filtration of Toxins in Mind.


Organic, Portable Gardens and Structures Created For Decks, Terraces and Patios.

Email:     Telephone: 310 320-4789

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Elaine's interest in organic gardening began at age 5 when her grandfather handed her a sun-warmed tomato, fresh from the vine.  That first bite of the juicy sweet fruit began her lifelong passion for organic and sustainable gardening.

She is a member of The American Horticultural Society, National Gardening Association, Seed Savers Exchange, The California Native Plant Society, South Coast Botanic Gardens and The Sierra Club.

Serving Southern California