Free Booklet about Autism and Autistic Spectrum Disorders
I have a son with autism. He is now an adult and recently moved back home after being on his own for a brief while. His autistic tendencies made it difficult living on his own. He is again planning to move out on his own, and we are hoping for better results.
It’s a big, scary world out there for those of us that have children with special needs. I am often asked about what to watch for, how I knew he was different and what we did that made the most impact on his development. I wish I had all the answers. If you have similar questions about autistic behavior in your child, here is a free booklet from the National Institute of Mental Health that may offer some guidance for you if you believe (or already know) that their child has a pervasive developmental disorder. This free guide (A Parent’s Guide to Autism Spectrum Disorder) helps parents understand what autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is, recognize common signs and symptoms, and find the resources they need. – International
You can either order the hard copy of the booklet or download it to your computer. I usually do both. I save PDF’s and sync them with my iPad using Dropbox. If you aren’t familiar with it, you should check it out. You can use it to get access to your files on your computer from any device that can run Dropbox. It runs on PC, Linux, Mac, iPhone/iPad, Android, Blackberry and Kindle Fire. Of course, Dropbox is also free.
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Madagascar Interactive Video – Please rate for Autism Awareness
This is really cute! You get to choose the ending of the trailer and interact with the characters of Madagascar! If you will do me a favor and rate the video using the thumbs at the top of their screen (thumbs up or down), I would greatly appreciate it. Your rating will help me raise money for Autism Speaks. I have a son with autism, so I am passionate about raising awareness and, hopefully, one day finding a cure or preventative. If you want to know more about Crowdtap (the company that gives me the opportunity to help my favorite charities, please check out my post on them.
Skipper needs your help! The destiny of the Madagascar 3 Zoosters is in the hands of viewers in “Furry vs. The Fuzz” Video Adventure, an innovative video experience. “Furry vs. The Fuzz” invites fans to actively participate in the viewing experience and allows them to create their own narrative through multiple story paths and interactive touchpoints. From the Extraction to the Escape, Europe’s Most Wanted are on an incredible adventure and you decide the outcome!
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I have been pretty active on Crowdtap.com lately, as many of you know. You guys have clicked on my “Support Autism Speaks” links and some of you have also gotten involved and started supporting your own charities through it. Some of you are wondering what all the fuss is about.
Crowdtap isn’t an opinion poll site, although they do ask your opinions on many things. They are not a free sample site, though some users have been picked to try new products and share their experiences with them. They don’t pay for referrals, so I don’t tell you all about it because I get paid to. I am telling you all about it because I love the program.
You sign up and pick the charity you want to support. I picked Autism Speaks because I have a child with autism and it’s a worthy cause. When you have $10 in your account, you can cash out and make a donation to your charity. Additionally, when you earn money through them, Crowdtap also donates to your favorite charity.
Every week, they have new topics of discussion. You reply to their questions and join the join the discussion with other people. At the end of the “activity” – most seem to be a week, people that they feel have contributed valuable input are awarded cash prizes. I have only involved in a few activities so far and have already been picked twice. I have earned over $30 – which I can either cash out for Amazon gift cards OR add to my and Crowdtap’s donation to the charity of my choice.
At any rate, check it out and let me know what you think!
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