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 is an offshoot of the website Rethink Autism, which offers online Applied Behavior Analysis tools to help children with autism. (For those who don’t know, Applied Behavior Analysis – or ABA – uses systematic steps and experimentation to improve socially significant behavior.) Rethink Autism promises to help parents learn what lessons to teach their children as well as how to teach them most effectively and make a difference in their child’s life. This Facebook page offers weekly tips via links to helpful, bite-sized videos on topics such as how to ease your child into following multi-step instructions by starting first with two two-step (very clear) instructions.