Monday, March 7, 2011

Primary Angel's Giveaway!

Many of you that have read my blog and that know me, know that I have 2 boys with Autism. Brandon has Asperger Syndrom and Nathan has High Functioning Autism. Recently Kimball, my youngest was diagnosed with PDD-NOS. PDD-NOS stands for pervasive developmental disorder not otherwise specified. In essence, it's a diagnosis that means "on the autism spectrum, but not falling within any of the existing specific categories of autism." So my family is just loaded with it.
Living with this on a day to day basis is hard, but I have learned skills and techniques that help me. My dear friend Annie Campbell also has a son with Autism. We have grown close over the years bonding over our struggles with our children and have formed a great relationship. Recently she decided that she needed to do something to help the teachers at church work with her son better and to help the other teachers in the Primary ( a children Sunday School) work with other children that were similar. She asked me if I would be willing to help her out in her video, and I thought "Heck ya, I'm going to be famous" and then decided I would go for it. I may not become famous and be nominated for an Oscar, but let me tell you....anyone who has to deal with a child on the Autism spectrum or any child that has behavioral problems needs this video!!
Annie Campbell and Jenn Smith (another good friend)
Over the years Annie has learned many techniques and tricks that she uses with her children to help them focus, stay sitting in their chair, pay attention and over all behave! (I am very lucky that Annie is a good friend of mine because she has helped me out NUMEROUS times with my boys.) In her video, Primary Angels, she is working with children that are on the Autism Spectrum and who have behavioral problems (my boys were in this). She shows how you can work through problems and basically work with any child. This was designed for a classroom setting, but you can incorporate it into any daily activity, from going to the store to visiting Grandma's house.
Behind the scenes on the making of Primary Angels
Here is Annie's blog:. Autism and Primary-making them work together  Here she has posts things that she is dealing with in her own Primary class and also down-loadable charts and things that you can use to help you! Then if you don't want to chance it (or are waiting until after the giveaway) head over to her website to order your own Primary Angels.

Annie has already been featured on Little LDS Ideas Blog, Mormon Times (part of Deseret News Paper) this Thursday, March 10th and will soon be seen in LDS Living. Primary Angles is also available in Independent LDS Book Stores across the US. Annie is also working on more dvd's that will continue to help us with dealing with children with Autism.

I am lucky enough to be able to give it away to one of my followers! Aren't you all so lucky! It is a $15.00 value (okay so technically it is $14.95) and it is worth every penny!! So want to know what you can do to win this??? Here are the details:

1. Post a comment on this post = 1 entry
2. Become a follower of my blog = 1 entry
3. Become a follower of Annie's blog = 1 entry
4. Blog about this post = 3 entry
5. Post about this post on Facebook = 3 entry

After you have done 1 or all of the 5 things, leave a separate comment for each one. Also please leave a way for me to get a hold of you to let you know that you have won! And if you are posting this on your blog or facebook, please leave a link to it in your comment.

How long will this giveaway continue??? Lets give it until Saturday, March 12th at 6pm MST.

I know that our Heavenly Father loves us and He has chosen us to be blessed with caring for these beautiful children with Autism. They are special children of our Heavenly Father and wants us to care for them as He would.


Kelsey Dollar said...

Oh my gosh, I totally want to be the first one to post about this! You girls are INCREDIBLE!! I don't think I can tell you how much I miss you! I am so excited to share this information with EVERYONE I KNOW! So, it is posted on facebook and my blog, seriously, I wish I could shout it from the rooftops-anything we can do to help these amazing kids! You are amazing!!

Kelsey Dollar said...

Ha Ha Ha, I guess I need to read directions better :) Here is the facebook link

and the link to my blog

So, I should get 9 entries :) I am going to continue to tell everyone I know about this, you girls are wonderful!

Emily said...

Sounds like a great tool that a lot of people could use--even if your child doesn't have autism.

michael said...

What a wonderful tool! I can't wait to get my hands on one! As a parent of two kids with autism, I am always asked by my kids' primary teachers what they can do to help them have a positive experience. When we were new to autism, I really didn't know what to tell them, since I didn't know myself. (Even now, I'm still not sure I have the answers!)

So thank you, thank you!

michael said...

By the way, I am not a savvy blogger and did not realize I would be identified as michael. It's me, Mindi Call. :)

michael said...

Okay, I posted on Facebook. Here's the link (I think).


Jacqueline said...

I follow your blog. And I love it. LOVE it. It makes my heart happy to read how incredibly amazing you are.

Lopez Life said...

Pick me! Pick me! I am already a follower!