It’s April. It’s Princess Roo’s birthday month, and it’s also Autism Awareness Month. We are quite “aware” of autism every day, and I wear the necklace pictured above as a silent testimony of that fact and as a way to open up a dialogue about autism. (If you’re interested, I bought my necklace online from The Vintage Pearl.)
Because of our personal experience with autism and my desire to connect with and bless those affected by autism this month, I am dedicating the entire month of April to autism awareness. The Be Fully Persuaded series will be on hold until May, although I will try to write a weekly wrap-up post for those who like to stay informed about the details of our week, both personally and in our homeschool.
This month will be full of reviews, giveaways, information, and guest posts related to autism awareness and products that will bless families of children with autism. Please enter the giveaways and help me share and promote these posts so that we can reach as many people as possible.
I have personally contacted the companies and individuals involved in the giveaways and requested their donations. I am not getting paid to write any of these posts, although some of them might contain affiliate links, which means I get paid a few cents if you click through and purchase something. That money helps keep my site running. If that’s the case, it will be clearly indicated.
Autism Awareness Month: April 2013
Here’s a list of what you can expect this month. Some of the exact titles will change a little as I write and publish the posts, but I will edit them as needed and will add a link to each as it goes live. If you want one place to bookmark and come back to this month, this is it! You can also subscribe to receive my newsletter by email using the box just below the post. You will receive one daily email when I publish something new.
Reviews and Giveaways
- Embrace the Crazy eBook by Laurie Wallin
- My Friend with Autism by Beverly Bishop
- Autism Awareness T-shirt from Dana Beasley
- Sensitive Sam by Marla Roth-Fisch
- Ellie Bean, the Drama Queen! by Jennie Harding
- Weighted Blanket from Sensory Goods
- Chewelry Necklace from KidCompanions
- Ashi’s Gift series (set of 3 paperback books) by Annie Eskeldson
- Enjoy Life Foods Product Package
Future Horizons’ Sensory Conference Series
On Saturdays, I’ll be sharing my notes from the Sensory Conference I attended in March. It’s fantastic information you won’t want to miss!
- Sensory Conference: SPD Subtypes with Dr. Lucy Jane Miller
- Sensory Conference: Strategies for Regulation with Dr. Lucy Jane Miller
- Sensory Conference: Perception is Reality with Paula Aquilla, BSc, OT
- Sensory Conference Sensory Integration Fun with Paula Aquilla, BSc, OT
Guest Posts for Other Sites
I am writing some posts for other sites this month, and I will post a teaser to point you that direction when those posts are published.
- Six Steps to Take to Homeschool a Child with Special Needs
- 10 Things You Need to Know About Autism
- Autism is . . . Bubble Baths and Weighted Blankets
- Dear Mom Who is Homeschooling a Child with Autism
“Autism Is . . . ” Series
This 10-day series will run April 15-19 and 22-26. It will include some information about autism and posts by parents of children with autism, who have agreed to share what they have learned.
- Day 1: Autism is . . .
- Day 2: Autism is . . . not evil
- Day 3: Autism is . . . Strong
- Day 4: Autism is . . . Sensational Adventure and Discovery in Motion!
- Day 5: Autism is . . . Art Appreciation
- Day 6: Autism is . . . My Greatest Teacher
- Day 7: Autism is . . . Perseverance
- Day 8: Autism is . . . A Blessing
- Day 9: Autism is . . . Not All About the Negative!
- Day 10: Autism is . . . Hope
And More . . .
There may be more coming! We’ll see how things go as the month progresses!
Thank you for sharing on Twitter, Pinterest, Facebook, and Google +! I hope you will comment on the posts this month, share your ideas, suggestions, and stories, and be encouraged. You are not alone on this journey.