DifferentDream.com is bursting with good news today, thanks to news from Terri Mauro that Different Dream Parenting is a finalist in the special needs Readers’ Choice Awards at about.com.
Special Needs Parenting Book Finalist
To be specific, Different Dream Parenting is a finalist in the special needs parenting division. The voting began yesterday, which means you can go to specialneeds.about.com and cast your vote…hopefully for Different Dream Parenting. Not only that, you can vote once a day every day through March 22. The other books in the parenting category are Autism Every Day, Down Syndrome Parenting 101, A Thinking Person’s Guide to Autism, and What I Wish I’d Known about Raising a Child with Autism.
To my knowledge, Different Dream Parenting is the only finalist written for the Christian market. Right now it is dead last in the voting (hopefully because I was out of town when the news came and my email wasn’t working until a few minutes ago so the word isn’t out yet), but now we can change that!
Other Readers’ Choice Special Needs Categories
The Readers’ Choice Special Needs Awards aren’t limited to parenting books or even to books. Mauro is hosting award contests for:
- Favorite Special-Needs Parenting Blog
- Favorite Special-Needs Online Community
- Favorite New Special-Needs Parenting Book
- Favorite New Special-Needs Memoir
- Favorite New Special-Needs Children’s Book
- Favorite Special-Needs TV Show
- Favorite Special-Needs App
- Favorite Special-Needs Regional Resource
For more information, go to this link. It will direct you to lists of finalists in each category and to the ballots.
Raise Awareness of Special Needs
The best thing about the Special Needs Readers’ Choice Awards isn’t becoming a finalist or even winning an award. The best thing is that these awards are a fantastic way to raise awareness of special needs and of the resources available to parents. So please, spread the information any way you can – on your website, via Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, whatever. Terri Mauro’s site is packed with resources parents need, so let’s use this contest to help parents access it.
Thanks a bunch,