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: Surfers for Autism began in 2007, when a group of South Florida surfers decided to hold an event to teach kids with ASD to surf — and raise money for autism in the process. The idea took off, and SFA now holds frequent surfing events at Florida beaches for kids with ASD. SFA’s mission is “to unlock the potential of people with developmental delays, while supporting advocacy for autism issues and scientific research” and “to eliminate stigma through public awareness and education and to unite communities through volunteerism.” The group’s Facebook page gives information and updates about the group and its events, which sound like a total blast.