April is Autism Awareness Month
I want thank the ladies below for helping to spread the word on Autism.
Kathy at I Am A Reader, Not A Writer
Heather at Fire and Ice
Lindsay at Just Another Book Addict
Pixie at Page Turners
As most of you may already know April is Autism Awareness Month and to help spread the word about Autism we have all joined together in this blog hop. Autism affects 1 in every 88 children today and it has a very wide spectrum. In some cases of Autism it can be very minimal and some can be severe with mental retardation. And right now you may be curious as to why Autism is a topic so close to my heart? Well the reason behind that is my handsome 11 year old was diagnosed with Autism as a young boy. Being a parent of a child with Autism has been very hard on both of us. We face many challenges together yet we have overcome many obstacles as well. Every single day I breathe air into my lungs, I look forward to the day we find out what's the true cause of Autism. I ask a favor of those reading this post, if you know a parent with a child with Autism, ask them what can you do for them. And many of us parents just need someone to hear us out without judgement. Do you think you can do that? Lets spread the knowledge! Below are some links you can use to learn more about Autism.
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Along with this blog post, I'm giving away a copy of a book I read when I first started blogging, The book is called "Saving Max by Antoinette Van Heugten" Click here for my review.
Max Parkman - autistic and whip-smart, emotionally fragile and aggressive - is perfect in his mother's eyes. Until he's accused of murder.
Attorney Danielle Parkman knows her teenage son Max's behavior has been getting worse - using drugs and lashing out. But she can't accept the diagnosis she receives at a top-notch adolescent psychiatric facility that her son is deeply disturbed. Dangerous.
Until she finds Max, unconscious and bloodied, beside a patient who has been brutally stabbed to death. Trapped in a world of doubt and fear, barred from contacting Max, Danielle clings to the belief that her son is innocent. But has she, too, lost touch with reality? Is her son really a killer?
With the justice system bearing down on them, Danielle steels herself to discover the truth, no matter what it is. She'll do whatever it takes to find the killer and to save her son from being destroyed by a system that's all too eager to convict him
Below is a book trailer of "Saving Max"
Rules for this giveaway is simple, must be in the US and leave a meaningful comment below with your email address. Also make sure to check out the other blogs in this hop.