Monday, 18 April 2016

Autism Awareness Blog Hop 2016 #WorldAutismDay #Giveaway


Today I'm part of a Blog Hop that is very personal to me. Author RJ Scott's Autism Awareness Blog.

This year the blog hop will address the five senses, sight, smell, sound, touch, taste. I can guarantee you will learn some interesting facts about Autism and the 5 senses plus you'll meet some pretty awesome Authors and maybe win a prize or two.

So read on my friends!


Autism Awareness Factoid

People with ASD who are hypo-sensitive to touch need to hold others tightly. 
This is because some people with ASD are sensitive to touch and perceive a lighter touch as unpleasant or in some cases, even painful.
Dr. Temple Grandin is the prefect example. Dr. Grandin was diagnosed with Autism when she was a child and exhibited the traditional trait of not wanting to be touched, not even by her own mother.
When she was 18 and attending college, she built the "Squeeze Box" or "Hug Machine", which is a deep-pressure device designed to calm sensitive people, usually individuals with ASD. Her invention allowed her to control and obtain the right amount of full-body pressure, which in turn helped relive her tension and anxiety.
I like to think about it in these terms: when I go for a massage I don't want some light feathery touch that makes me giggle. (I'm a bit ticklish.) I want my muscles kneaded, I want all the knots in my shoulders gone, I want to walk away feeling calm and relaxed and tension free.

So whether it's a machine, a massage or simply holding tightly, the key appears to be deep pressure.  My son M who is on the Autism spectrum prefers big bear hugs. Which in this house, is in readied supply and given out to anyone in need, Like M or his little sister G, my husband, friends, even the dogs! LOL

So there you have it, an interesting and informative Autism factoid.

If you would like to learn more check out the Autism Speaks Canada website at

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Thanks for stopping by and don’t forget to ENTER for your chance to WIN a $10 GC to plus a copy of one of my E books...Winners choice.

No Matter When 
Erotic Time Travel 

The Soul Within 
Erotic Paranormal 

The Bannockburn Spell 
Erotic Fairy-tale 

 Erotic Shifter 



Good luck and thanks so much for stopping by!




  1. Thanks for this post.

  2. Thanks for the post, Nancy! Bear Hugs are wonderful. :-)

    Also, for anyone who has not seen it, there is a wonderful movie starring Clare Danes about Temple Grandin (called "Temple Grandin") that is both entertaining and informative.

    1. Hi Jen,
      I've too seen the movie about Temple Grandin, it was very well done. Temple is an amazing roll model, not just for people with Autism but for humans in general.
      Thanks so much for stopping by today.

  3. Angela:
    Thank you for taking part in this so important blog hop. As a mother of a son who is multipled disbaled and has also (classic) autism i'm very grateful to authors like yourself who participate and help to raise more awareness. Thank you.

    1. It's my pleasure. My son M also has more than one disability, so I like to help to get as much information out there as I can.
      Thanks for stopping by today.

  4. I enjoyed the post I didn't realise until I started reading the blog posts that there is still so much to learn about Austism.

    1. Hi yah ShirleyAnn!
      Yup! There sure is! ;-)
      You should follow the rest of the tour. I'm sure there are more facts to learn.

  5. Thanks for the informative post.