Monday, April 11, 2011

Raising Autism Awareness with a Giveaway

April is 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."

Fifteen Minutes Outside: 365 Ways to Get Out of the House and Connect with Your KidsI 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!

To enter giveaway, please follow this blog and leave a comment below.

Optional Extra Entries:
+1 Like my Author Page at Facebook
+1 Follow me on Twitter
+1 Have a confirmed email subscription to The Book Bugz and/ or Lori's Newsletter
(please let me know in the comments about your extra entries)

Giveaway closes at midnight on Thursday, April 14th and is available to US and Canada Only.

To learn more about autism, please visit these sites:
http://www.autismspeaks.org/index.php
http://www.autism-society.org/
http://autism-resources.com/

Good luck and don't forget to visit the blogs listed below for more great giveaways!



34 comments:

  1. thx for the book choice for this... GFC follower

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  2. This is such a good giveaway hop. I love the awareness it's creating. Thank you for participating. 15 Minutes Outside looks like such a great book! Thanks for the chance to win.

    deborah@deborahandreasen.com. I'm a follower.

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  3. I like your author page on facebook

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  4. I follow you on twitter as didoodlings

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  5. I'm a GCF follower and this is a great cause and a great giveaway. Thanks for this. amazing_alex.0818[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  6. I follow you on twitter! alli_cat_08
    amazing_alex.0818[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  7. Thanks for the chance to win..great giveaway
    GFC follower

    mk26174 at gmail dot com

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  8. +1 am subscribed to Book Bugz

    mk261274 at gmail dot com

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  9. I would love to win this book. I think it's so important to raise awareness about this. Thanks for the chance and for participating! wilsondev(at)gmail.com

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  10. I have this book on my wishlist. It looks awesome, because who doesn`t have a meager 15 min to get outside.

    helpersarah2009@gmail.com

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  11. Thanks for supporting such a wonderful cause and for sharing this book with us. I would love to own a copy!

    +1 GFC follower (Kris Summers)
    +1 Like your Author Page at Facebook (name: Kris Summers)
    +1 Follow me on Twitter (@SummersKris)
    +1 Have a confirmed email subscription to The Book Bugz and/ or Lori's Newsletter (Kris Summers)
    = +4 entries

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  12. I follow on GFC. (infertilenanny)

    infertilenanny@gmail.com

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  13. GFC Follower

    hopester777 at gmail dot com

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  14. I'm your follower via GFC
    (Kaylie)
    I like your page on facebook.(Kaylie Nguyen)
    I followed you on twitter.
    I have a confirmed email subscription to The Book Bugz and/ or Lori's Newsletter.

    ckaylie777(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  15. Thanks for the chance!

    GFC follower

    simplystacieblog at gmail dot com

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  16. Twitter follower

    @simplystacienet

    simplystacieblog at gmail dot com

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  17. i am following you on gfc - ramblings of a part time druid. and i would love a chance to win this book so i can give it to my cousin who works a lot and is always trying to spend time with her 2 kids.

    raynekitten@gmail.com

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  18. Thanks for hosting and spreading awareness.

    GFC follower
    email subsciber to both newsletters
    liked FB page
    twitter follower vampmom2boyz

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  19. Thanks for spreading awareness of autism and for the great giveaway!

    GFC Follower: Crystal
    destinyfighter7(at)gmail(dot)com

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  20. GFC follower
    twitter follower @Alliegal101
    girl23rocks at hotmail dot com

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  21. follow GFC Shannon Johnson
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  22. like on FB Shannon Johnson
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  23. follow on twitter IandSsmom
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  24. subscribe to email
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  25. I follow google connect "anash"
    Thank you kindly.
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  26. I follow you on twitter @anashct
    email: anashct [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  27. I subscribe via email
    Thanks for the shot at winning your contest!
    anashct at yahoo dot com

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  28. Following via gfc (tearyeyedstars)
    Thanks for joinning this hop and giveaway
    ejhtan at gmail dot com

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  29. Liked you on fb (Et TheAlien)
    ejhtan at gmail dot com

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  30. Following on twitter (@tearyeyedstars)
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  31. Subscribed via email at tearyeyedstars(at)gmail(dot)com
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  32. gfc follower. sounds like a very useful book. i have cousins with autism.
    caliblue7 at gmail dot com

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