AAM - #Giveaway - Personal Child Stories

Every child wants to feel special, especially children with Autism!  Personal Child Stories is a great way to make that happen!  With a variety of options that all include significant personalization, and consultation, each Personal Child Story is a work of art and a labor of love from Shara, the owner of Personal Child Stories.

The business was born from her own need to teach her son about his personal story and you can read about that here, but what I am most impressed with is the care and attention that goes into her books.
She will go out of her way to research specific medical needs or personalize a family book to include extended family, single parenthood or more!  
From explaining the death of a pet and celebrating their life, to explaining divorce in a very personal way, to creating a complete story to explain a medical condition or social story to increase your child's awareness, the sky is the limit!
Personal Child Stories are NOT scrapbooks - they're carefully crafted tales that your child will love for years to come!

Shara only does a very small number of giveaways a year and she has agreed to offer one of my readers the opportunity to win their own specially personalized book!   

I really want to win my own giveaway, so that I could have Personal Child Stories make Liam his own social story, but I'm sure whichever of you win, you will put the book to good use!  

I think that this would be a perfect opportunity to create something to help children with Autism deal with change, with school or with teaching others about their uniqueness!  There are just so many possibilities!

Shara is the owner and author of Personal Child Stories and shared this information with us about her:
  • 23+ years working with kids (ongoing)
  • 16+ years as a nanny
  • A background in education and early childhood
  • Hundreds of published freelance pieces (locally, nationally, regionally and globally)
  • Published work in journals, magazines, newspapers, newsletters, Online and more
  • Three children of my own
  • Taught literacy workshops at Bookman’s Bookstore, mom’s groups, YMCA outlets and more
  • Library Board Member: 2011-2014
In addition to Personal Child Stories, Shara runs several other sites:

Do you already have ideas about what kind of Personal Child Story you'd like for your child?

Giveaway is open to US and CANADIAN Residents only
Mandatory Entry must be completed before other entries count.
Each entry must be made as a SEPARATE COMMENT
Giveaway will end on April 24th, 2011 at 11:59 PM and the winner will be chosen by Random.org, announced on Acting Balanced and contacted by email.
The winner will have 48 hours to claim their prize.

Mandatory Entry:
Visit Personal Child Stories and tell me what kind of book you'd like to win and who it would be for.

Bonus Entries

+1 Bonus Entry - Follow Personal Child Stories/Mommy Perks on Twitter (leave handle)
+1 Bonus Entry - Like Personal Child Stories on Facebook
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+1 Bonus Entry - Grab the AUTISM AWARENESS MONTH badge and display it on your blog sidebar (leave a link)
+1 Bonus Entry - Add this giveaway to any giveaway linky and leave me the blog post's URL (3 maximum)
+3 Bonus Entry - Blog about this giveaway and leave me the link to your post
+1 Bonus Entry - Leave a NEW comment on any non-contest post (maximum 2 per day)
+1 tweet this phrase (up to 3x per day, at least 1 hour apart)
"#WIN a Personal Child Story from @chascouponmom at Acting Balanced and @MommyPerks   #giveaway ends 4/24