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: Thinking Person’s Guide to Autism is a book and a blog. Its creators — autism experts and advocates, some of whom are either parents of children on the spectrum or on the spectrum themselves — explain their page as “the resource we wish we’d had when autism first became part of our lives: a one-stop source for carefully curated, evidence-based information from autism parents, autistics, and autism professionals.” Taking an attitude that is upbeat and hopeful, informed and aware, the thinking people behind the TPGA’s Facebook community help separate fact from fiction aiming to “make accurate information about autism causation and therapies visible, accessible, and centralized.” Recent topics of discussion include the power of introverts, “high” versus “low” functioning autism, and tips for calming a “preteen, non-speaking autistic girl with anxiety and a high frequency of aggression.”