". . . our stories are what make the difference, and if we can tell them honestly we can hope to help each other. In the end, we have nothing to offer each other but our stories." ~ Emma Lou Thayne

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Awareness Wednesday: What's YOUR Cause? Link it UP! - SPD, Public School Options, and Quality Time

This week I am awarding the entries from last week!
I always give this award within the following week after you have shared your cause, and I feature your cause. 

Click the image above or the Awareness page link to read the guidelines for acceptance.

The first award this week goes to 
Her cause is to be sure to spend QUALITY TIME with your children to help them develop well.  ;D

Lori is passionate about other parents being aware of public education OPTIONS for their children. I wasn't aware of these options, myself. I have a son that doesn't always easily fit into the traditional school system and has struggled quite a bit... Hmmmm.... Thanks for making others aware of these options, LORI!!  ;D

Here's an excerpt, check out her whole post by clicking the name of her blog above!
"I want what every parent out there wants and that's the best possible education for my children. 

I have found a public school option that works for our family and has exceeded all of my expectations in providing a world class education for my children. 

I'm very passionate about bringing awareness to parents about public school options.

It's so important to know what other options are available when the traditional public school, usually the nearest neighborhood school, doesn't fit a child's needs."

You will LOVE her post from yesterday!! SO FUN!!!  ;D

And last, but NOT LEAST,
is Debra from

Her son suffers with SPD, which stands for

Sensory Processing Disorder

"From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Sensory processing disorder or SPD is a neurological disorder causing difficulties with processing information from the five senses (vision, auditory, touch, olfaction, and taste), the sense of movement (vestibular system), and/or the positional sense (proprioception). 

For those with SPD, sensory information is sensed, but perceived abnormally. Unlike blindness or deafness, sensory information is received by people with SPD; the difference is that information is processed by the brain in an unusual way that may cause distress or confusion.

SPD is its own diagnosis, but it can be linked to other neurological conditions, including autism spectrum disorders, attention deficit disorder, dyslexia, Developmental Dyspraxia, Tourette syndrome, multiple sclerosis, and speech delays, among many others. The meaning of SPD falls under the DSM-IV criteria for Asperger syndrome. There is no known cure; however, there are many treatments available.
Diagnosis is increasing by developmental pediatricians, pediatric neurologists, and child psychologists. While it is not included in the American Psychiatric Association's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual as a discrete diagnosis, Regulatory-sensory processing disorder is an accepted diagnosis in Stanley Greenspan’s Diagnostic Manual for Infancy and Early Childhood and The Zero to Three’s Diagnostic Classification."

There is so much more on this page of her blog.

This hop is intended for real causes. (Please
don't make up silly or vulgar things to diminish the 
importance of causes that hit home to so many.) 
This should be concerning something you are
passionate about to help educate others in a cause
to make the world a better place,
create understanding, rally support, etc...
*Let's please keep it family friendly, too. Thanks!
  • Grab the button:

  • Write your post: Tell us about your cause, educate the world about it, let the world know how they can help in the cause. Remember that not everyone will be as passionate as you are about a given cause, but you will help others have a better understanding and will also find others to jump in and offer support to you and/or your cause.
  • Link up your post to share with others. Feel free to grab the linky and post to your page, also. Let's get the word out and start making the world a better place, one post at a time!
  • Be considerate of others causes. Don't post negative comments, attack individuals or groups. THUMPER'S THEORY APPLIES: "If you can't say something nice (supportive, constructive, etc...) don't say anything at all.
  • Make new friends, learn about things that are affecting other people's lives, become allies... You may find some dear friends by following others and showing support for their causes! Find at least a few to follow each time and help spread the news to your followers!

  • *These can be different causes each time. Many people have various things they are passionate about or would like to open others eyes to.

If you've been following each week, the new entries begin at #21.  ;D
Thanks for becoming AWARE 
and sharing your CAUSES!!  ((HUGS))

1 comment:

Tashmica said...

What a lovely HOP idea! I love it for so many reasons. Mainly because I love to write about a good cause and watching others do it gives me more fuel for my fire :)

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