Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Have YOU Been Wondering When I Would Be Contributing To The Next Featured #Autism Article In The Our Parenting Spot Community?

Well, wait no more! My annual contribution to the Featured Guest Article in the online community at Our Parenting Spot for Autism Awareness Month is here! Be sure to read and share "Autism and Bullying" with everyone you know who might benefit from the information.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Invite Your Family, Friends & CoWorkers To One of Our Upcoming "Give Back" Restaurant Nights in Support of @AutismOklahoma!

Come and meet your friends for dinner! You can enjoy a great meal, have a good time and know that you are helping by making a donation to a great cause with every meal! Check out the Restaurant Dates for other great opportunities to support the upcoming 2014 +AutismOklahoma PieceWalk & 5K!

Join us on Monday, April 21st from 4pm to close 7900 S. Walker in OKC to celebrate #AutismAwarenessMonth! Please be sure to let them know you are there in support of AutismOklahoma and that participating Johnny Carino's will donate a portion of the proceeds to AutismOklahoma!! 

We look forward to seeing YOU there!

Mark your calendar to join us for Monday, April 28th from 4pm to 10:30pm 104 W. I-240 in OKC in celebrating #AutismAwarenessMonth! Please make sure to let them know you are there to support AutismOklahoma and that individual Chili's will donate a portion of the proceeds to AutismOklahoma

Email for your event flyer!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

If There Is One Thing That I Want People To Remember Me For, It Is That I Am The Parent And Advocate Of A Child With #Autism

     Are you as surprised as I am that I have found time to post again during #AutismAwarenessMonth? Like everyone else, I have priorities that tend to remind me of everything that needs to be done. Even when I am buried beneath my obligations, I still try to make the time to do the things that I enjoy like writing. It is usually then that I find myself fighting to carve out more time to share more posts because I am flooded with the rush of wanting to shout, what I have learned, from the roof tops!
     I am a contributor, and an amateur one compared to many, on a great website called Special Happens. It is my privilege to have the opportunity to share another post with their audience. Please take a few minutes to read The Many Challenges of an #Autism Parent Returning to College! I would appreciate it if you would share this post with someone who might be trying to decide if he or she wants to return to college to finish a degree. Thank you for your support!

Monday, April 7, 2014

Everyone Is Entitled To Their Opinion But, I Think That We Are "Losing Sight Of The Big Picture" When We Should Be Raising #AutismAwareness In Our Communities To Accept Our Children!

Honestly, it has been difficult to figure out whether I am more appalled at what I have witnessed in the social media over the last several days, or more exhausted from the countless edits that I have invested in this post, as I put my feelings into words. The overwhelming negativity has taken over the social media where the coverage of positive Autism Awareness should exist! 

As advocates, we have chosen to bash, berate and boycott those who have raised the most awareness for our cause, not thinking of how others view our "temper tantrums" in the very social media we should be using to promote the positive awareness that our children deserve. Instead of showing how "immature" we can be about the things which we can not change, we should be concentrating on raising the levels of awareness and acceptance in the community for our children.

If you have a "bone to pick" with a particular company, group or business, please do it in a civilized manner. It is counter-productive to "boycott" a retailer who wants to donate a percentage of their sales in support of Autism Awareness Month, in order to "punish" another organization...this is extremely foolish to spurn the support they have offered!

April is Autism Awareness Month and our primary goal should be to help those in our surrounding communities understand, accept and support our children. Let's focus on how we can project ourselves as "role models" for our children, retain the support of those local retailers who are willing to show support for our loved ones and teach our children the right way to advocate for themselves. We need to maintain a sense of decorum, pride and accountability for our actions as we represent the Autism community. 

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Join ME and @ParentingSpot for a Chance to #WIN the #Autism Play and Learn Prize Pack!!

Do YOU have a child that has been diagnosed with #Autism, or know of another family who does? 
Don't miss out on the opportunity to tell them about the Autism Play and Learn Prize Pack Giveaway which is being featured on the 
Our Parenting Spot community this month!!

I am co-hosting the above Autism Awareness Event, with several other Autism Advocates. We are all working together with the community at to share positive and informative messages about Autism. Please #share this event with someone you know: a family member, a friend, a neighbor, a coworker, or someone you may have just met in the social media!

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

YOU Won't Believe This But, #WorldAutismAwarenessDay Is Definitely The Most Wonderful Time of the Year!

I want to explain that I'm not replacing Christmas, which holds a great deal of importance to me. I'm just sharing how much my special needs family and I look forward to #WorldAutismAwarenessDay and the entire month of April. Please check out my guest article on My Town Tutors, It's Time To Show Support For World Autism Awareness Day!, and read before sharing with your friends in the Autism community. Thank you for taking the time to stop by and support our family's efforts to raise #AutismAwareness around us through our daily interactions. Join us in shining a light on #Autism this month by sharing this post and changing your social media profile to support #AutismAwareness around the world!