Top 30 Autism Facebook Fan Pages
We've updated the list: To view 2012's Top 30 Autism Facebook fan pages, click here!
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 is exactly what it claims: a space just for moms raising kids on the spectrum to support and learn from one another. We predict that this warm, inviting community will soon become one of those mothers’ most-”liked” pages. The intimate, honest discussions here touch on topics like the emotional toll of parenting a child with an ASD, how to enjoy holiday festivities with a child who needs routine, and how to prevent and cope with bullying. We especially like regular features like “Soapbox Thursday,” which invites moms to let off steam: “If you have bit your tongue this week with someone who isn’t understanding or received an ignorant comment regarding your child and their diagnosis … this is your chance to call them out.”