Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Autism Awareness Giveaway Hop

Autism Awareness Giveaway Hop

What Is Autism?
What Is Autism? What is Autism Spectrum Disorder?

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and autism are both general terms for a group of complex disorders of brain development. These disorders are characterized, in varying degrees, by difficulties in social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication and repetitive behaviors. They include autistic disorder, Rett syndrome, childhood disintegrative disorder, pervasive developmental disorder-not otherwise specified (PDD-NOS) and Asperger syndrome. ASD can be associated with intellectual disability, difficulties in motor coordination and attention and physical health issues such as sleep and gastrointestinal disturbances. Some persons with ASD excel in visual skills, music, math and art.

Autism appears to have its roots in very early brain development. However, the most obvious signs of autism and symptoms of autism tend to emerge between 2 and 3 years of age. Autism Speaks continues to fund research on effective methods for earlier diagnosis, as early intervention with proven behavioral therapies can improve outcomes. Increasing autism awareness is a key aspect of this work and one in which our families and volunteers play an invaluable role.

Taylor & Ella

Autism is a word that I have always heard but never took the time to really learn about. In the last year, I met this really Amazing person named De, who happens to be the mother of an autistic child. Little by little, I learned more about how serious autism affects children and I wanted to thank her for opening my eyes about this awareness. 

I know the causes and treatment of autism can bring controversy. The point of this giveaway hop is simply to make people more aware about the subject by sharing information and experiences. 

And now, The Giveaways.
10 Winners will receive one Wristbands.

1 Winner will receive one Laminated Recycled Tote.

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  1. Thanks Jean my daughter is autistic so it's great to see the word getting around :)

  2. You rock for joining this hop!!! *-*

  3. Thank you for participating in this hop. I have been learning a lot about this important issue and a lot of misconceptions have been brought to light :)