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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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Top 30 Autism Facebook Fan Pages - Autism Moms

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Why you’ll “like” it: This support group for parents of children with autism was founded by a mother of four boys, two of which have autism spectrum disorders, who found the resources and information about ASD in her own community sorely lacking. “The purpose of this page is to help educate, support, and learn from one another in our journey with raising children on the spectrum,” she writes. Parents swap stories about accomplishments and challenges, but the best thing about this page may be its openness, honesty, and humor. Our favorite feature just may be its “Soapbox” forums, which invite parents to post their grievances and complaints in a “non-judgmental” space that “can offer advice or support.” “Hope everyone is having a great week,” the moderator wrote, extending a recent invitation to vent, “and if not … let’s dish about it.” Gotta love that.

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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:

    http://www.autismspeaks.org/autism-apps/4-kidshare

    http://www.autismspeaks.org/autism-apps/4-kidcal

    I hope these listings point many people in your direction!

    Best,

    Ali

    Ali Watters
    Content Manager, Family Services
    Autism Speaks

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