April is Autism Awareness Month and #Win a Prize Pack ~ CAN 04/30

| April 16, 2014 | 12 Comments


Autism is a complex developmental disability that is typically diagnosed during the first three years of life.  The result of a neurological disorder that affects the functioning of the brain, autism and its associated disorders have been estimated to occur in as many as 1 in 88 individuals but conflicting information also states 1-50. Autism is four times more prevalent in boys than girls and knows no racial, ethnic, or social boundaries. There are approximately 200,000 on the ASD spectrum in Canada and over 67 Million World Wide. Family income, lifestyle, and education levels do not affect the chance of autism’s occurrence.

These terms you will see with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs) which some will hear Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD), and/or Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD),Autism, classic autism, high functioning autism, Asperger Syndrome or Asperger’s Disorder Autistic Disorder. All are ASD`s in different in different forms Autism is used to refer specifically to Autistic Disorder and it is also used more generally to refer to all ASDs. Spectrum is a term that refers to a continuum of severity or developmental impairment.

You can find more information by visiting the Canadian National Autism Foundation website.


Prize Pack Giveaway


Enter to Win a Prize Pack from the Canadian National Autism Foundation consisting of:

  • T-shirt for autism and they can choose when they win a mans, womans or youth t-shirt (only one) in this contest when they win they can let me know which they would like (color of t-shirt only in black)
  • The foundation’s Autism CD called Dont`t Give Up On Me “Autism” singer Canadian/Australian singer Victoria Boland (a single)
  • Autism License Plate Cover
  • Autism Awareness Pen (blue ink) (CNAF & multi-colour puzzle pieces)
  • Autism car/fridge magnet
  • Autism Lapel pin

You can also purchase merchandise to help support the CNAF.

Rules: Giveaway ends 11:59 pm EST on April 30th, 2014. Open to Canadian residents 18 +. You have 48  hours to reply by email once you are notified as the winner. If you don’t, we will draw another entry. Prize is non-transferable. No substitution or cash equivalent of prizes is permitted. The selected winner must correctly answer a mathematical question in order to win the prize mentioned above. The Ottawa Mommy Club is not responsible for prize fulfillment. For our complete set of rules, please click here.

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Category: Giveaways Archived, Living, Non-Profit

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  1. Michelle B says:

    I have a son with Autism, so I knew the Canadian National Autism Foundation existed.

  2. Elaine Jasvins says:

    NO I didn’t know that it existed until now.

  3. Victoria says:

    Yes I am aware of the Canadian National Autism Foundation.

  4. darci says:

    yes I have family members with Autism

  5. Jonnie says:

    I did not know this existed

  6. I did. One of my very good friends has an Autistic son.

  7. Melmar says:

    Yes, I am aware of the Canadian National Autism Foundation. However, not aware of all it is responsible for.

  8. suzi says:

    I never knew the Canadian National Autism Foundation (CNAF) existed even though I have worked with children with autism. I’m glad to hear it does!

  9. Veronica S. says:

    I am aware of CNAF. We are waiting for the official ASD diagnosis for my youngest son.

  10. Darlene Wissenz says:

    Autism has affected our family as well, I have a niece who has it. We are aware of the CNAF

  11. Debbie says:

    YES!! I knew CNAF existed because I donate ten percent of my earnings to this awesome foundation!!! Many foundations/societies/etc. have a large percentage of their income that goes to cover administration and management positions, CEO salaries and so on down the line, leaving a very tiny amount of money that actually goes to where it is supposed to. CNAF doesn’t operate that way. The money raised actually goes to families and individuals dealing with autism – the money goes WHERE IT IS NEEDED. The people who run CNAF are awesome, and I am proud to be able to help them out with the little bit I can. Right now I am designing a scarf that will be raffled off in December – simply beautiful. Keep watching on the CNAF websites/FB pages and at Brigid’s Balm (FB and website) for your chance to enter and help raise money and more awareness for CNAF!!! xo

  12. celia glover says:

    Yes I knew it existed!

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