Autism Awareness month. To help spread the word about Autism, I'm proud to be participating in the Autism Awareness Giveaway Hop hosted by:
Lindsay @ Just Another Book Addict
Heather @ Fire and Ice Photo
Pixie @ Page Turners
Kathy @ I Am A Reader, Not A Writer
Did you know "Autism affects about 1 in every 110 American children, a 57 percent increase over the last estimate in 2002," says the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
An estimated 1.5 million individuals in the U.S. and tens of millions worldwide are affected by autism and treatment for autism is a very intensive, comprehensive undertaking that involves the child's entire family and a team of professionals. Autism.lovetoknow.com says, "Outdoor play, targeted to address motor skills goals, can be a great tool for the reinforcement of the work done in physical therapy sessions. Toys that encourage climbing, such as jungle gyms or slides, can provide great gross motor reinforcement, as can outdoor play equipment that encourages jumping, like trampolines. Playing catch or Frisbee can enhance eye-hand coordination, and tunnels that encourage crawling can support the development muscle strength and general coordination."
I recently discovered an awesome book --Fifteen Minutes Outside: 365 Ways to Get Out of the House and Connect with Your Kids (read my review here) Although it's not specifically for autistic children, this book is the perfect resource for any parent who just wants to get out there and nurture their kids with a little nature. Author Rebecca Cohen lays out a great plan with an idea for every day of the year. What makes this book great is that each way to get outside is a low to no-cost idea that anybody can do. And each one is tested by the author herself, who made a New Year's resolution to get out of the house every day and bring her two sons with her.
Giveaway Details: Enter to win this book!
**UPDATE: This giveaway has ended. Congratulations to helperSarah and a big thanks to everyone who entered!
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Giveaway closes at midnight on Thursday, April 14th and is available to US and Canada Only.
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