Top 30 Autism Facebook Fan Pages
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Raising a child with an autism spectrum disorder can be immensely rewarding. It can also, at times, feel lonely. You might find yourself wondering, Is anyone else going through the same things I'm going through? And if so, how do they cope? Parsing - or even keeping up with - the latest research into symptoms, diagnosis, treatments, and possible causes can be difficult, and you may be itching to vent your feelings about the way the spectrum disorders are represented in the media. Where can you go to find support, community, and clear, accurate information?
Increasingly, parents are turning to Facebook fan pages. We at Babble have rounded up 30 of the best pages for families with children on the spectrum. We hope you'll find lots here to help you navigate the challenges and joys of raising a child with an ASD.
If by some chance your favorite page isn't included here, please let us and your fellow Babble readers know by nominating it yourself. - Amy Reiter
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Why you’ll “like” it: This page was started by a mother of a child with Asperger’s who says she was upset by the lack of information and support she found when her child was diagnosed a few years ago. The page is mainly for those who have Asperger’s to share their experiences, which makes it a great destination for parents whose children might be going through similar challenges. Among other things, it offers a “nightly discussion” topic and invites fans to sound off. Recent topics have included sleep, OCD, “Do you collect things?,” and “… feelings, emotions, and how you can absorb the atmosphere.” Well over 100 readers join most of these discussions.