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: Autism Canada, founded in March 2002, endorses a multi-disciplinary approach to autism treatment and education, supporting services, policy, and research to help those affected by autism. The non-profit organization’s Facebook page does a terrific job of keeping those who “like” it up to date on the latest autism-related findings, therapies, and articles in both the mainstream media and peer-reviewed journals, as well as linking to ASD-related videos and other helpful information. It’s an excellent resource for fans not only in Canada, but here in the U.S. as well.