One of the most amazing things about being a special needs parent, are the places it takes you – the places you never would have gone. The things you never would have tried, never would have done, never would have even thought about if you weren’t on this adventure.
Near the top of that list for me is that I never would have started writing, but autism gave me a story to tell. It gave me a unique perspective that I was deeply passionate about – one that I thought might speak to others as well.
That being said, I’ve been PUBLISHED! Who would have thought? Not me!
The book, Chicken Soup for the Soul: Raising Kids on the Spectrum, will be released on April 2nd to coincide with World Autism Awareness Day. I have two stories included in the book (you can preview the unedited versions here and here) and I’ve started reading the other contributions as well, and they are amazing! I am completely humbled to be included among such gifted writers, but if you want a copy, you don’t have to wait until April. You won’t even have to even pay for it!
I hereby announce my very first GIVEAWAY! Here is how you can enter to win a free copy of Chicken Soup for the Soul: Raising Kids on the Spectrum:
1. Like Spectrum of Blessings on Facebook. There is a Facebook badge to the left of this post that allows you to do this with just one click! (If you have already done this, you can skip this step.)
2. Visit Spectrum of Blessings on Facebook and look for the post labeled, “GIVEAWAY.”
3. Click “Share” and share this post on your personal timeline / Facebook page. (If you share on both your timeline AND a page you will be entered twice.)
You are automatically entered to win! A random drawing for the winner will be held on March 25, 2013 and the winner will be contacted through Facebook for mailing instructions.