Autism Awareness Blog Hop

April is Autism awareness month, with April 2 as its official “day,” and there’s an autism awareness blog hop going on… so. Here we are.

Click the pic to go to the main hop page

I’m not sure why there’s been such a huge increase in incident of autism. Seemingly rational people become not so much when discussing the same. Still, I don’t remember anyone being diagnosed with autism when I was growing up. But I do know several children today who have one form or another. So to increase awareness, to bring attention, and to generally be supportive, this blog hop is taking place.

Perhaps the best known form of autism is Asperger syndrome. People with Asperger syndrome are often of average or above-average intelligence. They have fewer problems with speech than people with other types of autism, but may find it difficult to understand and process language. I have two friends with sons who have Asperger’s. They are bright, funny boys. And because they have Asperger’s many times people can’t tell. But even the milder forms of autism need help and therapy and to have other’s made aware of this serious condition.

In honor of this month and all the fabulous people who are so supportive, I’m giving away an ebook copy of either FarSeen or Hat Trick, the choice is yours. I would supply a copy of Night Blind, but it’s not released yet (hint: I will be doing a hop later this month giving away an ebook copy of Night Blind). So if you pick FarSeen, and then Night Blind sometime later, you’ll have both parts of the OtherKind Prequel. So leave me a comment about anything, even if it doesn’t have anything to do with autism. I’ll draw the winner on April 15- TAX DAY! You know, cause SOMETHING good should happen that day. lol



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6 Responses to Autism Awareness Blog Hop

  1. parisfanca says:

    my dad was 50 before he learned he had aspbergers. he always KNEW something was wrong and always felt stupid, but nothing clicked till he saw my brother and i get diagnosed w/ add and learning disabilities at an early age. then a light bulb went off and he wondered if he has something similar wrong with him. and after help from a psychologist he was told it was aspbergers that he had. he always had mixed feelings because he felt glad he knew what was wrong but when he saw how my brother and i flourished w/ the right help he did wish he could have had that help and wondered what his life would have been like if he had such access to that help. when my dad passed i was pleased to know my father was no longer feeling dumb or stupid any more

    • D.R. Slaten says:

      parisfan- what an awesome and touching story. I think many people went undiagnosed back in the day. And things like Asperger’s where there is high level functioning, but still something is off, well I’m amazed at how far we’ve come in being able to diagnose and help. And thank goodness!

  2. Shirley Ann Speakman says:

    That’s the problem with Autism it really needs to be picked up early so help and support can happen.

  3. Trix says:

    Thanks so much for participating–I’ve been learning so much!


  4. Dee Little says:

    Autism awareness is becoming more and more spotlighted nowadays, which is brilliant. Before my children were diagnosed, I hardly knew anything about autism.

    dee x

  5. bn100 says:

    Nice of you to support

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com