April 11, 2012

Welcome to the Autism Awareness Giveaway Hop

                        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.


  1. I would love to read this book. I have a son with aspergers.

  2. As a high school English teacher I have been blessed to know many students with Autism and they surprise me every day!
    mf060784 at gmail

  3. I work in a college counseling center and see numerous students on the spectrum. Its become so much more prevelant in recent years, or maybe now we just have a name for it. This sounds like a wonderful book I would love to read.

  4. Thank you so much for this giveaway. I am so glad awareness is being raised for Autism and how it affects not only the children, but their families. Thank you again.


  5. I'm not in the US so I can't enter. I'm just stopping by to thank you for helping to raise awareness and to say the book looks great. I will have to check it out.

    1. Carol, it's my complete pleasure to spread the word. I do it for my son. So people can understand him better. Thank you for stopping by.

  6. Thanks for the giveaway. I have a nephew with autism and am grateful every year for this hop that raises awareness.


  7. Thank you everyone. This is an important blog hop for me. It's important to spread the knowledge.

  8. This is a really awesome giveaway and a great cause.


  9. Really awesome gievaway.. What a great cause to be raising awareness for autism. Thanks

  10. As the mother of a child on the spectrum I try to read every book I can get my hands on about or involving autism...I have not read this one and would love to win it. Thanks so much for spreading awareness and for offering this giveaway.

    Stiletto Storytime

  11. As a mother of a son on the spectrum, this hop is so dear to my heart. I am very involved at school with my son because playground time is so difficult and overwhelming. Awareness is so important. And the older my son is getting, the more I'm undertanding the huge need for awareness in the schools, among the youth.

  12. I am still learning about Autism and feel privelaged to participate in this wonderful Autism Awareness Blog hop. I am hopping along down the line and love the stories that are shared...making me more aware. Please enter me in your contest and thank you for offering the kind giveaway!

  13. Thank you for this wonderful hop. I would love to win this book! I love that you are raising awareness for Autism. My youngest son was diagnosed with Autism over a year ago. He is such a wonderful amazing little guy.

  14. I forgot to leave my email pebblesgood@yahoo.com

  15. I thank you for participating in this very important blog hop.
    My sister works with autistic children and it is a very important topic for her.
    Lmackesy at gmail.com

  16. I did not know about this hop! If so, I would have joined in.
    Thanks for the giveaway

    bwithbite at gmail dot com

  17. Sounds like a good book

    s2s2 at comcast dot net

  18. I would love to read this book. I am glad information about autism is being spread around. Thanks for the giveaway. Tore923@aol.com

  19. I'd love a chance to win this book. I'm going to school to become a special education teacher, and autism is what sparked my interest in the first place. It was actually a book, The Curious Incident with the Dog in the Night Time (I think..) and ever since then (7 years ago!?) I've devoured books about children or adults with autism. I'm really excited for this hop because of the awareness it brings and maybe it'll help someone else figure out what they want to do with their life, like an autism-related book did me.

    Thanks for the chance,

    1. It warms my heart that you're going to school for special education. You must know how important teachers are to children with special needs. I wish you oceans of success on your future endeavors.

  20. Sounds like a great book! Thanks for the chance to win!
    natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

  21. I have not read this book, but it's been on my TBR list for a long time. Glad that you are participating in this hop and broadening awareness for autism. It's a great cause, and more of us need to get the word out. This is another great way to do it.

  22. I think this is a great book to widen my horizons about the world

  23. I worked with my autistic nephew on his speech. Now, he never stops talking. Super smart and friendly.

    Colleen at myartsite dot com

  24. It's amazing the different levels of autism, my nephew is autistic but he can't speak, he is learning to sign and it's very difficult on the family. His outbursts and temper make it difficult to take him places but it's not an option to keep him home all the time. This is an amazing blog hop, I didn't realize how many authors have written stories about characters with autism, thanks for the information!


  25. My cousin read this book recently and recommended it to me. I have had it on my tbr since then but haven't had a chance to pick up a copy. Thanks for the chance to read it and for participating in this hop.

    drinkshrunkentears at gmail dot com

  26. As an elementary teacher I have work with many different types of students, so i'd love to read this.

    sonflower277 at gmail dot com

  27. I have a neighbor across the street with an Autistic son. He is the sweetest kid I have ever met. It is unfortunate that so few people take the time to get to know him and really understand what he goes through. I am so glad awareness is being raised for this.

    McKenna @ Young at Heart

  28. This event makes us aware that we should not neglect people who have autism or any other disorders, that we should treat them normally and give them all the love we can

    me_winy AT yahoo DOT com DOT ph

  29. Thank you for this giveaway. My nephew is on the spectrum and I appreciate all the awareness this hop is giving.

  30. My daughter has NOS-PDD so this hop is wonderful!


    1. So does my son. It's a challenge but we can't give up on them. We are our children's most important teacher.

  31. Thanks for being a part of spreading awareness about autism. I think it is important for us to be aware of different disorders so that we can love the person inside no matter what may present itself. Would love to win the interesting book!


  32. Sounds like a great, heartwrenching read. The blurb already has me curious. And thank you for joining the blog hop, spreading autism awareness. I had a friend how thought autism was a form of down syndrome..

    and Thank you so much for the giveaway, I hope I win!

    Lilian @ A Novel Toybox

  33. Great way to bring awareness to an important issue. Very interesting book.


  34. My grandson has autism and I thank you for supporting the awareness of autism. The more people are educated the better the understanding and support of those who are autistic and their families.

  35. I wish there was a like button for all these comments! :-D

  36. Looks like a very engaging read! As a special education teacher, I appreciate those who spread awareness about autism.




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