Top 30 Autism Facebook Fan Pages, 2012

Autism Awareness Month, celebrated every April, offers a chance for the world to stop and consider the gifts and challenges autism can present. But for parents raising a child with an autism spectrum disorder, autism is something to be carefully considered each and every day, all year long. Tracking down the right diagnosis and the best treatments, staying up-to-date on current research, and finding the most effective ways to advocate for your child can feel like a full-time job. And it can be difficult to keep things in perspective and find other parents with whom to swap stories and strategies and find support. That's why more and more parents with children on the spectrum are turning to Facebook fan pages to stay informed about autism and Asperger's and find communities that extend far beyond their own hometowns. This year Babble’s trusted panelists — all parents of kids on the spectrum — have rounded up 30 of the best Facebook pages for families going through similar experiences. We're confident you'll find considerable guidance and support in the pages we've listed here. And if you've discovered another autism-related Facebook page you think your fellow Babble readers might like to know about, please share it here — you may see it on next year’s list! - Amy Reiter

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Autism and Empathy

Top 30 Autism Facebook Fan Pages - Autism and Empathy



Autism and Empathy’s Rankings


Why you’ll “like” it: Like its namesake website, edited and published by Rachel Cohen-Rottenberg, the Autism and Empathy Facebook page aims “to undo the myths about autism and empathy that have stigmatized autistic people for so long.” It invites and features submissions from people with ASD, as well as from their parents, family members, friends, and autism professionals, that attest to the empathy and sensitivity of people who are on the spectrum. “Telling our stories, describing our experiences, and speaking the truth in our own voices,” Cohen writes, “we can break dehumanizing stereotypes and increase understanding.” The Facebook page highlights material from the Autism and Empathy website as well as others.

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One thought on “Top 30 Autism Facebook Fan Pages 2012

  1. Susan Paris says:

    4kidcal & 4kidshare are proud to be embraced by one of the largest organizations supporting autism. They have written the following : Thank you for sharing your apps with us! I have posted both to our apps database, as you can see at the links below:

    I hope these listings point many people in your direction!



    Ali Watters
    Content Manager, Family Services
    Autism Speaks

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