Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Autism Awareness Giveaway Hop

Congratulations to our winner!
dhidey [at] aol [dot] com

Enter to win a PDF ebook of Second Chance, a children's autism title from Tribute Books.

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Second Chance:
How Adoption Saved a Boy with Autism
and His Shelter Dog

by Sandra J. Gerencher

Over the past 10 years, author Sandra Gerencher has been on a mission to save dogs from high-kill animal shelters. Her first rescue was P.J., the black and white Pomeranian in the story. She also adopted the orange Pomeranians Shelby and Lil Rascal, and of course, Chance, the big black Rottweiler/German Shepherd mix.

All characters in the story are based on Sandra's real life family. The book is filled with softly blended watercolor photos of her loved ones.

Her most significant adoption was her son, Terry. He was considered a special needs child because he was born with a genetic disorder known as Fragile X Syndrome. The disorder can cause many cognitive disorders, such as autism, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, mental retardation and depression.

“This is a delightful story about belonging and love from the viewpoint of the underdog in all of us ... a great treat!”
– Chris Remick, M.A., B.C.B.A.
clinical director of autism services, Friendship House

"Second Chance touches on the companionship of a boy and his new pet dog and the importance of stability and PERMANENCY in their lives."
– Kathy Roach
director of permanency, Diakon Adoption & Foster Care


  1. This sounds like a book we should all read.

  2. I would love to read this book.

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  3. tweeted https://twitter.com/#!/hmhkaufman/status/192206095232671745

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  4. Having a son with Aspergers, I would love to read this. I retweeted it on Twitter :)

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  5. Thanks for the giveaway and helping to raise awareness about autism!

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    My tweet:

  6. https://twitter.com/#!/DiDoodlings/status/192436712956366851
    Thanks for the giveaway dhidey at aol.com