Monday, April 15, 2013

Autism Awareness Giveaway Week 3!!

The word is snarfly.

And the definition of snarfly is:
  • an autistic specific emotion, meaning the joy of feeling comfortable.
It is a word invented by Laura Nagle; I attended a screening of a documentary based on her life, called Vectors of Autism. She is an adult with autism who I've met several times through the support group I attended in Flagstaff. She is an amazing person with an amazing story to tell.  It is a MUST see.

The film is beautiful, amazing, and true.

 Thank you Laura, Susan and everyone else who helped in making this incredible film that's touching the lives of so many.


Throughout my craziness this past week, I thought of many great things to write about for tonight. But, life got the best of me, and I haven't had a moment to sit down and organize my thoughts. So forgive me while I go recharge my batteries and curl up on the couch and escape into my fantastic book.  

But please take some time to sign up for this, yet another awesome giveaway! 

This week's giveaway is:

Another great read that won't disappoint.

*You do NOT have to be a follower to enter.
*I will have one copy of a different book every week, so be sure to check back weekly.
 *One winner will be announced every Friday, and a new book drawing up on Mondays.
*To be entered in the drawings, please leave your name and a way to contact you in the comment area of this post.  Also, we are all effected by autism in one way or another: tell us about it in your comment if you like.


My fabulous friend Jenn has made a bunch of these cute bows!

We are selling them for $10 a piece and all proceeds go to supporting the Disability Awareness Scholarship at KC's Family Tae Kwon Do.

For Race, being a part of martial arts and being a member of KC's has strengthened his confidence, friendships, social awareness, core strength and body awareness dramatically. It has been the best therapy program out there for him in so many ways. There are tons of research articles that discuss the benefits of martial arts for kids with Aspergers and high functioning autism. We are so blessed to have such a great studio in the Verde Valley. Thank you KC's!!

You can purchase a bow on the side bar of my blog, and support autism and other disabilities on a local level.

Race and his buddy Dathan...

Race and the fabulous Ms. Kathy.

Thanks so much for your support, and thanks for stopping by :)


Jennifer Lewis said...

Holly sold all the ribbons she had. Yay!!

Adriane said...

I just checked out the video clip of the documentary from Laura's website. Her story looks most interesting. I kinda wish now that I would have gone with you to see the screening. I think it's important for non-autistic folks to see how an autistic adult copes with life...myself included. Thanks for sharing another aspect of autism awareness. Hugs...Adriane

A.J. said...

Teddy, I love all that you do for Race and for all autistic folks everywhere. You are fantastic! : ) I'd love to read this book to help me understand my little sister a little better. : ) Cheers!