What are you doing? – A Film About Autism {Trailer}

Here is more information on this film from Autism Awareness {Australia}:

“What are you doing?” is a short film, created by Autism Awareness, which aims to teach school aged children about acceptance and understanding of their peers with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

The film addresses some of the fears children may have about ASD, answers their questions and helps show them how they can be a great friend to a classmate on the autism spectrum. The film includes enlightening interviews with the brothers, sisters, cousins and friends of children on the spectrum. These friends and family members share their thoughts and experiences on what it is like to share their life with someone on the spectrum.

Through beautiful imagery, engaging narrative and quirky animation, the film sends a message that children with autism should be accepted, supported and encouraged by their peers to be a part of their community.

“What are you doing?” will be screened at schools across Australia later this year and we hope, in the future, throughout the world!

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Here’s my question:

How do we get this film shown in schools here in the States?

This is a film that desperately needs to be seen by children in our schools.

Donate To Autism Speaks With Swagbucks

Swagbucks is an online portal dedicated to helping you earn digital dollars called “Swag Bucks”, which can be redeemed for exclusive Swagbucks.com merchandise. You can earn points for doing various things like using their “search” function when looking for something online, taking quizzes, watching videos, and a variety of other things. I earn most of my points by searching for information on the web and then redeem my points for gift cards.

Along with great products, Swagbucks normally features a charity of the month that you can donate your Swagbucks to. This month they have teamed up with Autism Speaks so people can donate their Swagbucks to Autism Speaks. Here are more details from the Swagbucks website: “The Swag Bucks you donate all this month will be turned into a cash donation, given directly to Autism Speaks. Every Swag Buck you donate will help make life easier and more manageable for those with autism and those supporting them. Every Swag Bucks donated equal $0.01, so donating 1,000 Swag Bucks is equivalent to donating ten dollars. The deadline for donations is Tuesday May 1st at 12:00pm PT.”

Want to donate your Swagbucks to Autism Speaks? Click HERE to find out how! Not a member yet? It’s easy to join and start earning. Click HERE to join!
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(Disclosure: I was not compensated for this post. I have used my Swagbucks referral link though so when you win, I win!)

New Android Phone Apps For Children With Autism

You can download the apps in the Google Play store here. Some are free and some cost 99 cents.

(Disclosure: I was not compensated for this post. I received this email today and wanted to share this resource.)

Special Needs Moms {A Look Inside}

My cousin posted this on Facebook. I’m not sure of it’s origins but I just had to share :)

Autism Graphics

I came across a site today called My Autie Space that’s full of amazing Autism related graphics that can be shared online {they even have code boxes for easy sharing!}. Here are some of my favorites:

For Kids:

For Parents:

For Teachers:

For Autism Awareness Month:

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Find many more graphics at My Autie Space!

A Mother’s Autism Prayer

by Elizabeth Scott, author of Raindrops on Roman
Overcoming Autism:  A Message of Hope
http://www.rdrpublishers.com

© 2009 Robert D. Reed Publishers
THIS BOOK IS NOW AVAILABLE ON KINDLE (click here)

Missing Pieces {A Song For Autism Awareness Month}

Came across this song today. I am normally not a fan of country music but this song, sang by a father of a child with Autism, is very touching.

Autism & Learning {Infographic}

Autism & Learning
Via: Online College Advice

{Please note: The statistic on how many are affected by Autism is an old statistic. It was recently changed to 1 in 88.}

$25 Target Gift Card Giveaway {Autism Awareness Giveaway Hop}

 Hosted by:

Heather @ Fire and Ice
Pixie @ Page Turners

April is Autism Awareness Month.  To help spread the word about Autism we are hosting a giveaway hop.

Each participating blog is hosting a giveaway.  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.

To find out more about Autism you can visit Autism Speaks here. If you have a child that shows signs of Autism I urge you to have them evaluated by a qualified Doctor. The earlier they are evaluated the more help they can receive if they need it.

GIVEAWAY

$25 Target Gift Card

MANDATORY ENTRY:

Visit the Autism Speaks website {found here} and tell me one thing you learned about Autism

ADDITIONAL ENTRIES:

{Do any or all of the following, leave a separate comment for one extra entry each}

1) Share this giveaway on a social network

2) Like Making Time For Mommy on Facebook

3) Follow me on Twitter

4) Re-pin something from my Autism Pinterest board

5) Enter another one of my giveaways found here

Giveaway ends April 17, 2012 at 11:59pm Central Time. US Only.

(Disclosure: This giveaway is not sponsored, endorsed, or associated with Facebook in any way.)

Find more giveaways here.