Monday, April 11, 2011

Autism Awareness Giveaway Hop!!

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Welcome to the Autism Awareness Giveaway Hop! Autism awareness is really important to me, because we have recently found out that our 7 year old son has Asperger's - which is a high functioning form of Autism. We didn't catch it early on - we just thought he had a lot of odd quirks about him. As he gets older, we are seeing just how differently he acts compared with other kids his age. His school is great - they have set up an IEP for him (Individual Education Plan). He sees a few special education teachers throughout his day, but most of his time is spent in his classroom. The one-on-one time that he has been getting is really helping. Considering that Autism affects 1 in every 70 boys, many of you may know families affected by it. Sometimes it's really tricky coming up with ways to help your child cope. The older my son gets, the more I'm afraid that kids are going to start making fun of him for acting different. Kids can be really cruel. I don't personally know anyone else with a child on the Autism spectrum and this hop is a wonderful way for us to connect! I am also up for hearing any tips or tricks you may have for helping your child cope!

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My giveaway is a $10 gift certificate to http://store.autismspeaks.org/
This store has apparel and other autism related accessories

Just leave a comment here, along with your email address so I can get ahold of you if you win! The giveaway is open through April 14th. Please pass along and help us advertise this hop!

Good luck to everyone! Here are the other blogs that are participating in the hop:




31 comments:

  1. I just wanted to say thank you for spreading awareness about Autism, and for hosting this amazing giveaway!

    ~Hira~

    GFC Follower: Enamored Soul
    Email: Enamoredsoul(at)gmail(dot)com
    Twitter: @inluvwithbookz

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  2. I think what the hop is doing is wonderful. My neighbors son has autism and he is so adorable.

    GFC follower Barbara Hightower

    Bhitwr at gmail dot com

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  3. This is such a wonderful hop... it is truly eye-opening to see exactly how widespread autism is.

    Sarah Reads Too Much
    sarahesullivan at gmail dot com

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  4. Thank you so much!

    weebeenoid(AT)cox(DOT)net

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  5. Wonderful giveaway! Thanks for the opportunity

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  6. Thank you for the wonderful giveaway.. if i win i will give it to my aunt.. so she can get something because one of her sons has autism.

    thanks

    raynekitten@gmail.com

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  7. Thank you for this amazing giveaway!

    m.ramey@ymail.com

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  8. I so appreciate any effort to raise Autism Awareness. I have two boys with differing forms of Autism. My oldest has Asperger's and my middle son has PDD-NOS. Great job!

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  9. I would love to have this. My son has aspergers.
    twoofakind12@yahoo.com

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  10. A great giveaway and a great cause. Thank you so much.
    amazing_alex.0818[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  11. What a great giveaway....my son has sensory processing disorder- a condition shared by most individuals with Autism. In fact that was his first diagnosis. I would love to get him some sensory products with this GC. What a great idea. Thanks again.

    Courtney
    stilettostorytime at gmail dot com

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  12. My older brother is autistic and having spent my entire childhood explaining to countless people what "Autism" was, it is so refreshing now that people are trying to learn about it and understand it. I can only hope and pray that the efforts of so many to increase autism awareness will better the lives of children with autism. Thank you for the role you are playing in this!

    judywhatilivefor at gmail dot com

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  13. thanks for the support! i'm part of this hop as well. my mother is a special education highschool teacher and i love her students!

    americangirlie1991 AT yahoo DOT com

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  14. My grandson is autistic and is 7 and this year he is getting special help. Thank you for participating in this event.

    GFC follow as seriousreader

    seriousreader at live dot com

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  15. Thank you for being part of the giveaway. This seems like a fun item to win. :)

    leah49 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  16. I also have a son with asperger's who was diagnosed later but he just turned 13 and is jr high and on the A honor roll! thank you for the giveaway!!
    shannonjean14(at)gmail(dot)com

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  17. Thanks for spreading autism awareness. I have 3 cousins all under the age of 10 who have autism. Great giveaway.

    caliblue7 at gmail dot com

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  19. My 3.5 year old just underwent an evaluation for autism. They think he's definitely on the spectrum, in some high-functioning form. Apparently we get another evaluation in a few months to get more specifics.

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  20. My 3 yr old son is on the spectrum and life with him is always challenging. Thanks so much for participating in the hop!

    AmethystDaydreams at zoho dot com

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  21. Thanks for the giveaway :)

    aprilxu2222@gmail.com

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  22. Thanks for the great giveaway!

    infertilenanny (at) gmail (dot) com

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  23. Thanks for the great giveaway and your support of raising autism awareness!
    gfc follower
    nicolesender(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  24. Thanks for spreading the word and thanks for the chance to win! aleksa91 hotmail com

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  25. Thank you for the giveaway!

    fletch8502 at yahoo dot com

    Erin @ Quitting My Day Job

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  26. Thanks for participating in this very worthwhile awareness hop! I'd love to win this for my friend!

    omgababy at gmail

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  27. Thanks for the giveaway!

    purkey.returns(at)gmail(dot)com

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  28. Thanks for the awesome giveaway and spreading the awareness about autism.
    Lindadao2060 at yahoo dot com

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  29. Great Giveaway!!


    shanna at mom caboodle dot com

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  30. Thankyou for supporting Autism
    velvethubler at yahoo dot com

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