Friday, April 2, 2010

Are You Wearing Blue?? The Autism Book Giveaway

Since today 4/2 is World Autism Awareness Day, I am giving away 3 copies of The Autism Book by Dr. Robert W. Sears.  The book summary says "What every parent needs to know about early detection, treatment, recovery, and prevention." 

In Jan of 2008, I was taking a class classed called Working with Children with Special Needs.  One of the assignmnets was a book report.  So I had asked my mom to look on and see if she could find any interesting books.  She called me a little while later that she found a book and it was about Jacob.  My son was almost 22 months at the time.  She said the child in the book lined up his toys and then would leave them and if anybody touched them he would freak out and throw tantrums.  When I asked her what the book was she wasn't sure but was going to look it up again.  She called me a little later and said it was about autism. 

This was a turning point in our family.  If you don't have expereince with speacial needs and the bureaucracy involved, it is a very time consuming endeavor.  Starting in May 2008, Jacob was receiving home therapy 5 days a week for 3 hours a day.  In November 2008, Jacob was diagnosed as autisitic by Children's Hospial of San Diego.

However in March 2009, when Jake turned 3 he no longer qualified for special needs services. He is now in a early intervention class for 3 & 4 year olds at the elementary school where my other kids attend.  But he is a typical child not classified as a special needs student.  He still has some issues with behavior and social abilities but he has made huge strides.  This is an example of how important early detection and early intervention services are!!

How To Enter:

Mandatory Entry:
*Follow me with GFC. Leave me a comment saying that you are a new/old follower and your email address. (I will notify the winner by email.)

Extra Entry:
* Tell me your experience with Autism for 2 extra entries.  (leave 2 comments)
*Follow me on Twitter or Networked Blogs for 1 extra entry (up to 2). Leave a seperate comment for each. (Each comment counts as an entry.)
*Tweet about the giveaway for 1 entry Leave a comment with the link to your tweet (You can do this once a day up to 10 times)
* Putting my button on your blog counts as 2 entries. (Leave 2 comments)
* Blog about giveaway 3 entries (Leave 3 comments)

HURRY UP and Enter!!! LOL Contest ends  Friday 4/16 @ 9 pm Eastern.  Check back then for my review of this book also.

**Disclaimer: I received this book free in exchange for my honest review. I was given the opportunity to review and giveaway this product because of my membership at The Product Review Place**  


  1. Allison, I'm not entering, because I think this book should go towards parents or people who know someone with autism. But I did post about it on my facebook page to send people over here.

  2. I am a new follower.
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  3. My children are not autistic, but I do have friends with autistic children. I have learned that autistic children need patience!
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  4. My neighbor's children have autism. She detected autism early, and all her children have thrived.
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