The Annual Autism Awareness Giveaway Hop will run from April 11th to 17th. This hop is hosted by:
Lindsay @ Just Another Book Addict: http://justanotherbookaddict.blogspot.com/
Heather @ Fire and Ice: http://fireandicephoto.blogspot.com/
Pixie @ Page Turners: http://www.pageturnersblog.com/
Kathy @ I Am A Reader, Not A Writer: http://iamareadernotawriter.blogspot.com/
April is Autism Awareness Month. To help spread the word about Autism, they are hosting this giveaway hop. Participating blogs are hosting giveaways related to Autism Awareness. You will find lots of variety among the prizes. Some of the blogs are giving away prizes that relate to autism, other blogs are giving away gift cards or other prizes and posting information about autism to help make others aware. Don't forget to check out the Mr. Linky to find all of the blogs.
This month I am attending a workshop put on by the Children's Literature Council of Southern California. If you live near Pasadena, CA and are free on Saturday, April 28, 2012, why don't you consider attending the CLCSC Spring Workshop. The topic: Serving Children with Autism: Literature, Libraries and Learning.
Participants will get to hear some great guest speakers including:
Dr. Ricki Robinson is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the USC Keck School of Medicine and co-director at the La Canada Descanso Medical Center for Development and Learning. Author of Autism Solutions: How To Create a Healthy and Meaningful Life For Your Child, she presented her work at the recent ALA New Orleans 2011 Conference.
Barbara Klipper is a Youth Services Librarian at The Ferguson Library in Stamford, CT. She is actively involved with the library’s Special Needs Center, conducts trainings for Connecticut librarians on Autism Spectrum Disorders, disability awareness and has designed the library's Sensory Storytime program. Active in ALA, she was a presenter at the 2011 conference, served on ALSC and the Schneider Family Book Award jury.
Beth Wagner Brust, an award-winning author of children's books and several articles, is a graduate of Stanford University, college instructor of creative writing, and parent of a son, now attending Santa Monica College, who was diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome in third grade.
I am giving away a signed copy of one of the two books featured at the conference.
Rules for the giveaway:
1. Though comments are very much appreciated, please do not enter any personal information in the comments section (including your email, website, etc.). If you do enter personal information, your comment will not be posted.
2. You must complete the entry form to official enter the giveaway.
3. The Contest runs from 12:00 a.m. Eastern Time on April 11th to 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time on April 17th.
4. You must be 13 years or older to participate.
5. If you are selected as the winner, you will be notified by email. If you do not respond within 48 hours, I will select a new winner.
6. International Participants - please note that this is an update from the Linky.