Kmart $150 Gift Card Giveaway ( @AutismUnited )

Autism United is an organization dear to my heart. Recently, Autism has be come a part of our everyday life. As a mom looking for answers I was thrilled to find Autism United and access all the resources they have available. They work for the good in so many ways.

They also help support one of my favorite companies TOMS .  They have a Autism United shop that I love! It is full of Online Shopping Coupons. Before you shop for Black Friday you should check out Autism United for all this great info and save even more!

Speaking of Black Friday, Autism United has offered to  give one Living on Love and Cents reader a $150 Kmart gift card! This is awesome for Christmas shopping! Using this, along with theses  Kmart Coupons , and  you can get lots of Christmas shopping done courtesy of Autism United!

Giveaway Time

1 Winner will win a $150 Gift Card to Kmart

  1. Enter below using the rafflecopter form.
  2. There are no mandatory entries so you can do any or all of the entries. remember the more you do the greater your chances.
  3. Comments on Facebook are not required but make the Sponsor (and myself) very happy. So please say hello or thanks while there.
  4. Open to US only



Comments

  1. Cheryl G says

    Thanks for a chance at a great gift, Its nice to know that there are groups out there to help those of special need children.

  2. Elizabeth Braun says

    I learned that autism united was founded in 1999 and they have a really nifty store with some cool things for sale

  3. tweety800265@yahoo.com says

    I learned that Autism is a lifelong diagnosis and once it is diagnosed, there is no option to grow out the disorder

  4. brett says

    i learned that there are so many ways that autism united supports those who are impacted most by autism- and i think that’s pretty awesome.

  5. Stephanie Phelps says

    I learned that they dedicate them selves to speak out and reach others in need of assistance and help them be heard.

  6. Candice says

    I learned that no two people with autism can be described as the same since one can be extremely affection and the other complete cold.

  7. says

    I love this site. It lets you feel like you are not alone with this problem which affects the entire family. I have met many kids with autism because my child had cerebral palsy due to a near drowning when he was 13 months old. I took care of him until he died at 18. So many family issues involved which can destroy families. I believe the family needs a lot of support and things have so much improved since this happened to my Brian. I could write a book so I will stop. Rita

  8. chelesa sims says

    Autism is such a sneak thing .1 in 155 children will be diagnosed with this every year.
    Such a very sad thing. just in the last 5 years i never knew much about it but i seen a commercial one day and heard the statistics and i wanted to know more.I still believe more people should know about it and take it serious because these are our children. thank you for this giveaway and trying to raise awareness.

  9. Just Coupons says

    I visited Autism United and learned Autism is becoming an easier diagnosis as more studies are done allowing family members to understand more about autism each year.

  10. says

    On the website, I read the article about early detection. The article said to worst thing to do is to “wait and see.” So true. I have taught students who has autism for many years. Those who received early intervention often do very well. Very informative website.

  11. thegreatcover@aol.com says

    I have a child with autism, so visiting the website encouraged me to know there are so many others with children who live with this disorder. I am heartsick over the bullying my son faces from this.

  12. Amy says

    I am so surprised at all I learned, I have a nephew with autism, and yet there is always more to learn, I think the most important thing I learned is that just always keep educating ourselves!

  13. Gwen says

    I learned some of the signs of autism: These signs and symptoms include some of the following:

    Problems speaking with others
    Difficulty making eye contact during conversation
    Lining up of items before focusing on other tasks
    Repetitive use of sentences to calm themselves down
    Extensive body movement to express moods
    In some instances, inability to talk

  14. Heidi Dean says

    I learned there are five different types of Autism. I was surprised by this as this was something I did not know. I’m thankful there are organizations such as Autism United to educate and raise awareness about autism.

  15. kristinrbont@hotmail.com says

    I learned that there are five different kinds of autism

    This site is very informative and taught me quite a few things I wasn’t aware of.
    Thank you so much!

  16. paula says

    I didnt know that there are different types of Autism. And 1 early sign is no eye contact. I pray for all with Autism and the families that a cure is found.

  17. Janice Cooper says

    Looks like my blog post comment has disappeared? I learned that Autism is a lifelong diagnosis. Once diagnosed, there is no option for that individual to “grow” out the disorder.

  18. Kathleen Smith says

    I learned that there are many different types of autism and that a comprehensive evaluation should be done by a team or multidisciplinary. This makes a lot of sense to me, as it is a complicated issue.

  19. Cathy says

    I learned that a hearing test is part of the evaluation process. That’s something I would not have considered but makes sense.

    • says

      It is interesting. My son has AMAZING hearing. His hearing is very sensitive. He hears things long before the rest of us do. I didn’t know that was a test until recently as well.

  20. Suzanne Deleon says

    I have an awesome, loving, and quirky 11 year old son with Asperger’s Syndrome. He was misdiagnosed for the first 8 years of his life. As I read the many articles on Autism United’s website, I felt much compassion for the families that don’t yet have a diagnosis or the support that is so readily available to them. I say to them, hold strong, love and accept each and every strange or quirky behavior your child displays. Never apologize for it. They see life differently than we do. Different is not bad, different is just different and unique.

    • says

      Thank you so much Suzanne! It is so hard being in the spot where you just dont know. I think as moms we know our kids the best. If we know something is not right then it probably isn’t. And you are exactly right! Thank you for saying that about how they see life differently and to accept and love that about them. You are an encouragement to me since I am just starting this journey! Thank you again!

  21. says

    I learned that Asperger’s and Rett Syndrome are both forms of Autism. Also, I wanted to wish you and your family good luck on your journey. With love, patience and the proper treatment and education, anything is possible.

  22. betsy barnes says

    I learned that Sensory Activities Kids Therapy Products are great to help children with autism better their sensory skills.

  23. crystal Crunkelton says

    I think so much more of places and people who do things to help others! I am a giver and just love it when others give to GREAT causes! This is just wonderful! Thank you for helping and thank you for the chance to receive a wonderful gift!

  24. michelle oakley warner says

    i never knew that they dont have any type of corporate funders they are dependent on the people mostly, that crazy

  25. Sherry Spruill Young says

    I have a 7 year old daughter with PDD-NOS (Atypical Autism) It’s very difficult as she is not able to tolerate a classroom, and therefore I homeschool so the sensory input can be kept to a minimum. There is virtually no support for moms like me and kids like her, except on the internet. I am very grateful for the other parents I’ve met online!

  26. Stephanie Mago-Eagle says

    When it comes to autistic children and adults, many people are led to believe that it is the most complicated ailment to deal with. Here at Autism United, your Autism Awareness community, we are dedicated to bringing you quality information and support so you never feel alone again. Those that deal with autism everyday know all about the importance of Autism Awareness and how the support behind many autistic resources is astounding.

  27. Stephanie Mago-Eagle says

    When it comes to autistic children and adults,many people are led to believe that it is the most complicated ailment to deal with. Here at Autism United,your Autism Awareness community, we are dedicated to bringing you quality information and support so you never feel alone again.Those that deal with autism everyday know all about the importance of Autism Awareness and how the support behind many autistic resources is astounding.Thanks

  28. sheila musselman askins says

    i find it astounding that 6 out of 1000 children may be autistic and that there are 5 types of autism. Thank you for introducing me to this site so that I can learn more!

  29. Lea Fury says

    I have a daughter that was born with spina bifida and she has a hearing loss. I had her tested for Autism and there is no good dr’s around here they said they think she might be Autistic and She might have Aspergers she is just to hard to evaluate. So it is helpful to look over all the signs!! Thanks to you both for spreading the awareness!!

    • says

      Thank you for your comment. Our pediatrician also said this is a hard thing to diagnosis. Sometime a mom’s instinct is the very best and most accurate! Thanks again for stopping by and sharing that!

  30. julie lear says

    They have great sensory toys and activities to assist you with . My 13 yr. old son is Autistic . He is a joy in our lives and wouldnt change a single thing about him .

  31. Staci D. says

    I didn’t learn anything new. Having 3 lil boys in the family with autism I did a lot of research. Thai you for the site though. I will pass it along

  32. lyndsey Kacprowski Toy says

    I have learned the early signs of Autism. Such as not smiling by 6months of age, and not being able to say phrases by 16months.

  33. momma62404@yahoo.com says

    Types Of Autism
    Asperger Disorder
    Childhood Disintegrative Disorder
    Classic Autism
    Pervasive Developmental Disorder
    Retts Syndrome

  34. Jessica Bowlin-Burton says

    I didn’t really learn anything new – I’m very well versed in Spectrum disorders since I have a 7 yr old who is autistic and adhd. I’ve used the autism united site many times, along with others to get resources and info. Its a wonderful site :)

  35. Debbi Zakrajsek says

    That there are many kinds of autism…i have friends that autistic children and they are very loving lil angels <3

  36. Susan D'Alesandro Wilder says

    I visited the Autism United Website and found out they work to help educate and bring information, research and special studies to one location to give people a highly researched, resourceful website for Autism Awareness needs. They have alot, alot of really good information. Learned quite a bit.

  37. crystalina tyree says

    i didnt realize that you didnt have to show all of the signs to be diagnosed as autistic. i thought that all people who had autism showed all signs not just some.

  38. Danielle Jones says

    My son was diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder and it is nice to find out about another resource available to us.

  39. Stacey Gannon says

    I learned some tips for choosing gifts for an autistic child, such as making sure to choose at their level not their age and not limited to a specific category they may be interested in but going a bit broader. Great suggestions.

  40. says

    I didn’t really learn anything new. Someone had suggested that my son was autistic so I had looked into it a few years back. Me, nor his pediatrician believed it to be true but it was a good learning experience. :)

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