Whether they’re looking to find practical advice on therapies, filter out misinformation, or just vent about a rough day, many parents of children with autism have found support in the Facebook community. Babble’s trusted panel has once again been tasked with narrowing down this year’s Top 30 Autism Facebook Fan Pages. This list includes pages created by advocacy organizations, autism professionals, bloggers (some of whom also appear on our Top 30 Autism Blogs), and much more. We’re confident you’ll see some of your favorites here (if not, be sure to nominate them in the comments for consideration on next year’s list!), but we also hope you’ll find new sources of information and advice. — Barbara Spindelsee the full list »
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Why you’ll “like” it: As its motto “Nothing about us without us” suggests, the Autistic Self Advocacy Network, a nonprofit based in Washington, DC, works to ensure that adults and youth on the spectrum are full participants in the ongoing national conversation about autism. Given that focus, ASAN’s Facebook page has an activist slant, offering its community opportunities to get involved, whether by suggesting ways to plan local events for Autism Acceptance Month, posting petitions to sign, or simply keeping readers in the know about political developments related to disability advocacy. ASAN calls out media outlets that report on disability without seeking the input of disabled people, but it also links to articles offering positive news, like a recent Guardian piece on the strides people on the spectrum are making in the workplace. In its capacity to inform, outrage, and inspire, ASAN’s Facebook page is an indispensable resource.