Celebrating 30 Years: 30 Stories in 30 Days!

Thursday, September 30, 2010

I submitted an essay to this content/fundraiser for SPD.  My entry is scheduled for publication on 10/24 at 6 pm.  Posted below are the details regarding how you can support my entry.

Courtesy of Hartley’s Life With 3 Boys...

Hartley’s Life With 3 Boys is holding a one of a kind event showcasing the stories of 30 Families parenting a child with SPD in 30 days and is designed to not only help spread awareness of Sensory Processing Disorder, but to raise money for the SPD Foundation’s 30th Anniversary.

With a new ‘sensational story’ posted every day through the month of October, including a never-before-published story from Dr. Lucy Jane Miller that will move you to tears, as well as the inspiring stories of other SPD advocates and authors such as Chynna Laird and Terri Mauro, and an emotional story told through the poetry of Jennie Linthorst, among the many other families just like me and you, these stories showcase what it is really like to raise a child with SPD and how increased support and funding is so desperately needed. This event will spotlight the struggles and successes every SPD family faces on their SPD journey; from ‘ah ha’ moments, to finding help through Occupational Therapy, these families are on the front lines of this disorder every day.

And helping them is easy.

Visit Hartley’s Life With 3 Boys blog and click on the “Chip In” widget on the right navigation bar. It will take you to PayPal, where you can make a donation in any amount you choose.

In an effort to encourage everyone to donate generously, prizes will be awarded to the person raising the most money each week and there will be a HUGE PRIZE PACKAGE for the person who raises the most money during the month. Also, if you raise $250 you will automatically win a prize!  So rally your friends and family, and have them donate under your name – all you have to do is ask them to leave your family’s name and email address in the comments of their donation – and you are entered to win!

The prizes are fantastic! Here are some of the things you can win:

- Autographed copy of "My Brother Charlie" by Holly Robinson-Pete and her daughter Ryan Elizabeth

- Autographed copy of “Not My Son” by Rodney Peete

- 2 Year Subscription to S.I. Focus Magazine, valued at $49

- $50 Gift Card to Build A Bear Workshop

- 1 Custom weighted blanket of the winner’s choice -- up to a $267 value – from Dream Catcher Weighted Blankets

- Movie tickets and concession coupons for 4, donated by AMC Theaters
(check out their sensory friendly films!)

- Collection of books from Carol Kranowtiz (valued at $150)

- Autographed copy of Sensational Kids by Dr. Lucy Jane Miller

- DVD Sensory Processing Master Class By Drs. Brock and Fernette Eide and Lindsey Biel MA OTRL

- Autographed copy of Raising a Sensory Smart Child by Lindsey Biel MA OTRL and Nancy Peske

- Autographed copy of The Mislabeled Child by Drs. Brock and Fernette Eide

- Sensitive Sam, by Marla Roth-Fisch

- Autistic Like DVD from Erik Linthorst

- Copy of The Everything Parent's Guide to Sensory Integration Disorder and 50 Ways to Support Your Child's Special Education
Donated and written by Terri Mauro

- $100 gift card to Borders from Liz Chapdelaine, SLP

- $75 gift card to Teres Kids (Sensory Friendly Clothing) from Alex Merlino

- 2 Soft Clothing prizes packs:
*two shirts and pants for a boy
*a skirt, top and dress for a girl

- Model Me Time For School DVD from Model Me Kids

- Kid Companions wearable, chewable, fidgets from Lorna d'Entremont
*2 Kid Companions with clips
*2 Kid Companions on organic lanyards
*2 Kid Companions on colorful rayon/cotton lanyards

- Therapy tools from Your Therapy Source
* Large Bilibo
*Mini Bilibo
*Fine Motor Activities CD-ROM collection

- Therapy tool from Fun and Function
*Large Peanut Ball

And MUCH MORE. To see a complete listing of prizes, view HLW3B’s prize page.

Now is the time to join in on the fun and help spread AWARENESS of Sensory Processing Disorder far and wide and provide them hope for tomorrow.

Hartley Steiner