Autism Awareness Month Giveaway!
ENTER TO WIN AN IPAD!!!! April is Autism Awareness Month. W.A.K.E.U.P for Autism is giving away iPads to families living with Autism. Every Friday during the month of June, Jodi Gomes’ son Khalil (the foundation’s inspiration) will choose one winner at random. The foundation will video the name pull and announcement. Our hope is that by seeing Khalil be an integral part of the giveaway process, it will empower kids with Autism to touch others.
The contest opens April 1st and ends April 30th. There are TWO ways to enter:
HOW TO ENTER: In the comments area below, enter to win one Apple iPad by telling us in 500 words or less (or by submitting a video of 3 minutes or less) what winning an iPad would mean to your family. Only one entry per household and any prize awarded in the Contest will only be made to the Contest entrant. You must enter by 12:00pm PT on April 30th. You may use our comments area below to enter your story, or click the RECORD button below to record your video entry. Additionally, you may UPLOAD a pic on our Facebook site, and tell us your story. May the best submission win!!!
The button below lets you record a video using your webcam and microphone. Just press the record button and smile into the camera!
W.A.K.E.U.P for Autism iPad Giveaway
NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCE OF WINNING.
W.A.K.E.U.P for Autism (the “Foundation”), will conduct a Random Giveaway Contest (the “Contest”) substantially as described in these rules, and by participating, each participant agrees as follows:
Description of Contest/Participation.
1. DATES OF CONTEST: Contest will run from April 1 – May 30th (the “Contest Period”).
2. HOW TO ENTER: In the comments area above, enter to win one of four Apple iPads by telling us in 500 words or less (or by submitting a video of 3 minutes or less) what winning an iPad would mean to your family. Only one entry per household and any prize awarded in the Contest will only be made to the Contest entrant. You must enter by 12:00pm PT on Wednesday May 30th.
HOW TO PLAY: Starting April 1st, enter by posting your short essay or video clip for the iPad giveaway. We need your name, address, phone number, email address, diagnosis information and 500 words or less. Winners will be randomly selected out of all the entries and contacted via email or phone. On or around 5:00pm every Friday in June, winners will be selected out of all valid entries. On or about the first week in July, a full list of winners will be posted.
4. PRIZES: Four (4) iPads will be awarded.
Total Prize Value: $580
Prizes are being provided by W.A.K.E.U.P. for Autism and will be awarded pending verification of eligibility.
If a winner cannot be contacted or is disqualified for any reason, the Foundation reserves the right to determine an alternate winner or not to award that winner’s prize, in its sole discretion. All prizes or prize certificates will be mailed to the winner upon verification of eligibility. Winner assumes the risk of its loss. The Foundation is not responsible for damage to iPads and will not replace units once received by winners.
5. All contestants must be legal residents of the 48 contiguous United States, Hawaii and D.C. who are eighteen (18) years of age or older. Employees of the Foundation and the members of their immediate families are ineligible to participate or win. Immediate family shall include spouse, parents, children, siblings, grandparents, grandchildren and any other person residing within the same household.
6. No more than one (1) winner per household. For iPads, no more than one (1) winner per household within a five-year period. Anyone who won a prize in the last 365 days is not eligible to participate until the 365-day waiting period is over.
7. By participating, where allowed by law, all participants and winner(s) grant the Foundation exclusive permission to use their names, characters, photographs, voices, and likenesses in connection with promotion of this and other contests and waive any claims to royalty, right, or remuneration for such use.
8. Consumer Created Content. If the entry for the Contest requires creative material from the participant/entrant, by submitting your entry: (1) you agree that your disclosure is gratuitous, unsolicited and without restriction and will not place the Foundation or contest sponsors under any fiduciary or other obligation, that the Foundation is free to disclose the ideas on a non-confidential basis to anyone or otherwise use the ideas without any additional compensation to you; (2) you acknowledge that, by acceptance of your submission, the Foundation and contest sponsors do not waive any rights to use similar or related ideas previously known to sponsor, or developed by their employees, or obtained from sources other than you; (3) you are verifying that you are the owner and producer of the submitted material and that no third party ownership rights exist to any material submitted, and (4) you are hereby granting the Foundation a perpetual, worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, sub-licensable (through multiple tiers) right and license to use, publish, reproduce, display, perform, adapt, modify, distribute, have distributed and promote such content in any form, in all media now known or hereinafter created, anywhere in the world, for any purpose.
9. Winners are responsible for all federal, state and local taxes in conjunction with said prize(s). Any additional costs related to each prize incurred, as a result of accepting said prize is solely the responsibility of the winner. ALL winners will be required to complete and submit an IRS Form W-9 with the winner’s full Social Security Number or the equivalent for receipt of any prize valued at $600 or more. All winners will receive a 1099 IRS Tax form for the value of the Grand Prize as stated in these contest rules.
10. All decisions of the Foundation are final.
11. The Foundation reserves the right to amend the rules at any time.
12. For all contests the Foundation disclaims all liability for any delays, misdelivery, loss, or failure in the delivery of any item sent by mail, courier, express, electronic transmission, or other delivery method. The Foundation is not responsible for mechanical, technical, electronic, communications, telephone, computer, hardware or software errors, malfunctions or failures of any kind, including: failed, incomplete, garbled or delayed transmission of online entries, traffic congestion on telephone lines, the Internet or at any website or lost or unavailable network connections which may limit an online entrant’s ability to participate in the Contest, and any injury or damage to entrant’s or any other person’s computer or telephone related to or resulting from participating in or downloading any information necessary to participate in the Contest.
13. The re-sale or auction of the Foundation’s complimentary prizes will result in disqualification for all future Foundation contests or promotions.
14. The Foundation is not responsible for typographical or other errors in the printing, the offering or the administration of the contest or in the announcement of a prize.
15. By participating in Contest and/or accepting a prize, each winner releases the Foundation, affiliated entities, agents, employees, officers, shareholders, suppliers and retailers and their advertising, contest and production companies and agencies from any and all liability for any loss, harm, damages, cost or expense, including without limitation property damage, personal injury and/or death, arising out of playing the Contest or the acceptance, ownership or use of prizes. In order to receive a prize, participants must sign an official waiver form provided by the Foundation.
16. By participating in the Contest, participants agree to be bound by the decisions of Foundation personnel. Persons who violate any rule, gain unfair advantage in participating in the Contest, or obtain winner status using fraudulent means (i.e. “inside information,” spamming, etc.) will be disqualified. Unsportsmanlike, disruptive, annoying, harassing or threatening behavior is prohibited. The Foundation will interpret these rules and resolve any disputes, conflicting claims or ambiguities concerning the rules or the Contest and the Foundation’s decisions concerning such disputes shall be final. If the conduct or outcome of the Contest is affected by human error, any mechanical malfunctions or failures of any kind, intentional interference or any event beyond the control of the Foundation, the Foundation reserves the right to terminate this Contest, or make such other decisions regarding the outcome as the Foundation deems appropriate. The Foundation further reserves the right to cancel, terminate, suspend, or modify the Contest if it is not capable of completion as planned, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized interventions or technical failures of any sort. All decisions will be made by the Foundation and are final. The Foundation may waive any of these rules in its sole discretion.
17. The Foundation reserves the right to change or discontinue the contest at any time and/or to extend the end date. If the contest is changed or discontinued, the Foundation assumes no liability of any kind to any player who has participated in the contest. Any changes to the contest rules will be announced on the website www.wakeupforautism.com within a reasonable time prior to taking effect. The Foundation reserves the right in its sole discretion to modify the contest rules and dates at any time for any reason. By participating in this contest, you agree to be bound by these contest rules, any modifications thereof, and by all other rules imposed by Foundation management. If due to circumstances beyond the control of Foundation, any event associated with this contest or the prize is delayed, rescheduled, postponed or cancelled, Foundation reserves the right, but not the obligation, to cancel or modify the contest and shall not be required to award a substitute prize.
18. These rules are in addition to, and complement, any rules said or posted that govern contests on of the Foundation. In the event of any discrepancy between these rules and the Foundation’s General Contest Rules as posted or otherwise disseminated, these rules shall supersede.
19. The rules, rights or regulations set forth by the Foundation for its contests will apply to any Foundation contest winner, including any winner of the “iPad Giveaway” contest, and they may be subject to change without notice. Foundation contest rules may be viewed on the Internet at www.wakeupforautism.com The list of winners will be posted online when complete.
20. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited.
April 2, 2017 @ 3:42 am
Winning an iPad would mean so much to our family because our daughter is mostly nonverbal and can use the iPad to communicate. She has autism and epilepsy and takes several meds. to prevent seizures.
In school her teachers have been working on the proloquo to go app with her & she is really starting to use that more appropriately to request things and identify various items and people . It truly is like her voice and she would benefit greatly by using that more often at home to.
We could put that app on to a new iPad and use it more often and frequently with our daughter at home as well.
Thank you for this opportunity !!!!
April 3, 2017 @ 12:04 am
My granddaughter Charlotte has a rare disease with a high mortality rate called Dravet Syndrome. It comes with autistic tendencies and thousands of seizures. She is 4 years old and attends pre-school but isn’t able to go half the time due to her condition. Charlotte was diagnosed at 7 months old and started using an Ipad as soon as she was able to hold one by herself. I give HUGE thanks to the Ipad because everything Charlotte has learned has been from the Ipad apps. She thinks she is playing when in reality she is learning letters and numbers and social skills and much more. She wore out her Ipad 1st generation and is working on wearing out her refurbished Ipad 2nd generation. Her Ipad is attached to her wherever she goes and we don’t mind since it is her way of learning. She cannot read or write but has learned to read some little words due to the Ipad. Receiving a new one would be the best thing EVER since it takes her parents and us (her grandparents) to take car of Charlotte’s medical needs that insurance doesn’t cover. The Ipad she is using now doesn’t load some of the newer apps. This girl is fabulous and is the love of her family’s life. We try to live each day happy and making her happy because we never know when our last day will come.
April 3, 2017 @ 3:01 pm
It would be great to win an IPad for my 10 year old son. He is non verbal/autistic and has a micro deletion chromosome disorder and many other disabilities that cause him to have low muscle tone and slow growth rate. Right now he uses a pecs book to communicate, but learning on an iPad at school to communicate. It would be awesome to have one for home too. Please help us out, by gifting my son an iPad… thank you all for the opportunity to win one. From a very greatful mom of one amazing little guy.
April 3, 2017 @ 3:59 pm
My grandson (6) is diagnosed with Autism Spectrum with primary symptoms being speech delay, generalized anxiety, ADHD and SPD. His anxiety and spd is so high we have a service dog to assist him, he is on medication and in therapy. Despite all of the interventions he is no longer able to attend school full time. An IPad would make it much easier for me to homeschool him and to help him with his speech delay. Apple has so many apps that are wonderful for helping autistic children to learn about the world and how to deal with his emotions as well as academic learning
April 4, 2017 @ 8:37 am
My grandson has autisim and is 11 years old. He goes to a small country school where they don’t offer much help with his disability. They do what they can to teach him but they are limited on teachers whom really know how to go about getting him to get it out of him what he does know. Apple has a lot of apps that would help him tremendously. Has a grandparent I do the best I can to provide him and the other two with what they need in life but my limitations are limited.
Shannon L Fernandez
April 5, 2017 @ 10:48 pm
Hi, I am a parent of 3 children on the spectrum, two boys and one girl. My children are my world, my inspiration. I see the determination that each of them have on a daily basis to get further along with every task that they accomplish and it makes me proud to see the joyful smiles on their faces when they succeed. Out of the three of my children, my son Adrean has had to struggle the most. If it weren’t for the use of the tablet that his ABA therapist helps him use to communicate and work on with it would be more difficult for him, therefore slowing down his progress. As a parent, I will always worry about him because he is very low function and I want him to be as independent as his siblings. He’s in a transitions school getting the help he needs and loving every minute of it. I do everything I can to make sure that my kids get all they need to get ahead in life. I want to see him progress even further on his own once he gets a tablet he can work on with the programs that he uses. Our goal for our children is to make a place where they belong and to see them thrive working and living in today’s society. To us it’s not just a dream, it’s why we work hard to get one step closer in life.
April 12, 2017 @ 6:04 pm
I’m a proud mother of 2 boys whom are special needs. Brenden is 12 and has ASD along with speech delay and sensory disorder. Calub is 9 and has Down Syndrome and sensory disorder. My babies mean everything to me and I would do anything to help them succeed to their full potential.
Being 12 Bren is going though a lot of changes. Which has made it extremely difficult on him. With his serverity it’s difficut for him to communicate with that comes frustration. I know if he had this iPad with the apps it would calm him and help him to communicate. He has a iPad at ABA therapy that he works on. It’s been noted he has a lot of problems with articulation. We can work on something over and over and he responds better the the electronic program.
We’re hoping that if we can open that line to communicate that we can open him up socially.
I’ve been doing everything in my power to help him. We have no family here so I’ve been doing it along. His dr said he needs a service dog. Since Bren bonds better with dogs then anything. He believes it will help with his anxiety,speech and sleep. The school system isn’t that good at all. If it wasn’t for the 6 hrs a week of ABA I don’t know where he’d be.
Thank you for doing this. God Bless you!
April 28, 2019 @ 10:53 am
Winning would be absolutely amazing for us. Our son was just diagnosed with autism on Thursday. He is 2.5. He is having problems with communication and socialization. We currently have been looking for an iPad or something for him to use so that he can learn how to communicate well with us and also start learning how to have a schedule. They are just so expensive and we cannot afford one. There are some amazing apps that would be truly helpful to him. Sometimes he gets so upset he starts banging his head and we would like him to be able to click and hear words so he can use language as well as point to things. He loves to watch videos and we have tried a few learning games on my phone. He lights up when he sees letters, colors and numbers! I just want my little man to have something of his own to be able to hopefully get him to open up more and talk to us. As well as learn. He gets upset when we try to read books to him so I think something like this would really help. Thank you so much for the chance! We would be forever grateful.