Autism Awareness Blog Hop 2017

I’m participating in this year’s blog hop to represent my nephew, who has autism spectrum disorder. Autism now affects 1 in 68 children, and boys are four times more likely to have it than girls. My nephew will be graduating from high school (at 16!) in June and off to Marymount University in the fall.

This year’s theme is animals, so let me introduce you to another success story–my basset hounds, Daisy and Rocky, who my husband and I adopted from Tri-State Basset Hound Rescue almost two years ago. They were rescued from a life of horrible neglect in Tennessee but have been properly spoiled since arriving at our door.

Older dogs are often overlooked as adoptees; I specifically wanted older dogs for this very reason. Daisy was seven at the time and Rocky five–not that they act their ages!

Thanks to RJ Scott for organizing this blog hop; be sure to visit her site as well as the other participating authors! And if you comment on this post, you will be entered to win an ebook copy of an anthology of your choice!

Published by Jennifer Loring

Jennifer Loring’s short fiction has appeared in the anthologies Tales from the Lake vols. 1 and 4, Nightscript IV, Dim Shores Presents Volume 2, and the Bram Stoker Award-nominated Not All Monsters and Arterial Bloom, among many others. She holds an MFA in Writing Popular Fiction with a concentration in horror fiction and is currently working toward a PhD in Interdisciplinary Studies - Humanities & Culture, focusing on queer possibility in fairy tales. Jenn lives in Philadelphia, PA, where she and her husband are owned by a turtle and two basset hounds.

11 thoughts on “Autism Awareness Blog Hop 2017

  1. Congrats on your nephew’s upcoming graduation. It is never an easy feat to graduate and for a boy with autism spectrum disorder it is extra special.
    Your bassets hounds are so sweet.
    tankie44 at gmail dot com

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  2. that is a great accomplishment on your nephew’s part. my dad had aspergers and he managed to get his accounting degree. love the photos of your basset hounds. my families last three dogs were older and adopted and were amazing pets

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  3. I volunteer at an animal shelter and I ser how people ignore the older dogs and go for the puppies… But those few who dare to take home an older dog always come back to tell us what wonderful dogs they are!

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