April 2, 2016 is World Autism Awareness Day. Every year, autism organizations around the world celebrate the day with unique fundraising and awareness-raising event.
In honor of Autism Awareness Day and Autism Awareness Month, I'll be sponsoring a giveaway that kicks off on March 28th and runs through April 18th. Thanks to a generous donation from my publishing company, Swoon Reads/Macmillan, I'll be raffling off 5 signed copies of "How to Say I Love You Out Loud."
I'm very excited about this opportunity to support Autism Awareness! Please find the details below and spread the word:
"'As Phillip's older sister, I've had plenty of opportunities to share the things I've shared tonight with the rest of the world. With anyone who can't even begin to understand what life is like for Phillip, that it's a miracle of strength that he gets out of bed and faces the outside world each and every day. Before today, I've barely said a word.'
I lift my chin. 'I stand here tonight and tell you it is a shameful regret, because just recently I've realized something. Phillip can't speak up, and I have chosen not to. It is disrespectful to him that I squander my power of speech, that I have wasted opportunities to advocate for, protect, defend, and help my brother."