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Top 30 Autism Spectrum Blogs of 2013

As autism diagnoses keep increasing, so too do the number of blogs about autism. Self-advocates, parents with autism who have kids with autism, and non-autistic parents all bring their own viewpoints, and all need to be heard. Babble's 2013 Top 30 Autism Blogs brings you voices from a range of viewpoints: some familiar, some fresh. We're excited that this year's picks include several blogs that are new to our list, including Asperkids, Stimeyland, Just a Lil Blog, The Third Glance, and The Domestic Goddess.

We're also thrilled that this year our panel included blogger, advocate, and force of nature Rachel Kenyon. Rachel, who was diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome as an adult, has been instrumental in obtaining better insurance coverage for military families with autism. Besides being a writer and advocate, she's an Army wife and the mom of two great kids, including a little girl with autism and 4q Deletion Syndrome.

It's not easy to narrow down such a rich, diverse field to 30 blogs, and we realize there may be some great blogs that didn't make the list. However, what we have brought you are some of the best and brightest bloggers on the subject of autism. Take a look, and let us know in the comments if we've missed any of your favorites by nominating them in the comments section for consideration on next year's list! — Joslyn Gray

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17. Adventures in Extreme Parenthood

Top 30 Autism Spectrum Blogs of 2013

Blogger Sunday Stilwell strikes the perfect balance of humor, positivity, and brutal honesty. She writes openly about the challenges of parenting two boys who are both on the severe end of the spectrum: the exhaustion, the guilt, the inability to be in all places at all times. But she also writes of the joy her sons bring: “I cannot imagine the world without my boys and their unique ability to see, hear, touch, and feel all the things I miss and take for granted. They teach me patience. They teach me compassion. Most of all, they teach me faith.”

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22 thoughts on “Top 30 Autism Spectrum Blogs of 2013

  1. Ambro says:

    Are there any companies, foundations, celebrities providing contribution or funding to businesses seeking to cure, treat, diagnose autism and other spectrum disorders

  2. elizabeth says:

    Diary of a mom is a wonderful blog for autistic parents.

  3. Cindy says:

    Catching Carson’s Kitties, on word press is an awesome blog for Autism.

  4. I recommend my friend’s http://ginnybeanasd.blogspot.co.uk/ – written by one of the most devoted and loving mothers I’ve ever met!

  5. James Pavitt says:

    About my little girl, written by her wonderful MOM

  6. Jo says:

    I would like to nominate the lovely and thoughtful http://ginnybeanasd.blogspot.co.uk/

  7. Alicia says:

    Our Elephant Named Autism – what a strong and supportive mom she is, a true source of inspiration for me!

    http://ginnybeanasd.blogspot.co.uk/

  8. Caney Pavitt says:

    A huge thanks to everyone who has taken the time to nominate Our Elephant Named Autism! You guys are amazing and the support many of you have provided me reminds me how lucky I am to have you daily!

    Many thanks,

    Caney

  9. Molly says:

    I nominate “Our Elephant Named Autism”. She is truly courageous and shows the true meaning of love.

  10. Emma Roberts says:

    I nominate Our Elephant Names Autism. Caney’s writing is amazing and so is Caney!!!

  11. Stephanie says:

    I nominate ‘Our Elephant Named Autism’ ( http://ginnybeanasd.blogspot.co.uk/?m=1 ) such an eye opener and incredible to see the every day struggles and the strength she has found.

  12. I would like to nominate ” Our Elephant Named Autism” I don’t know Caney well, but think she is one of those very special people that you don’t come across very often.

  13. Our stars inc. is a very informative blog. It’s a really good read!

  14. I would like to nominate “Eating Away at Autism” for consideration in 2014. Great blog by mom of autistic daughter and their story, recipes, and information about the Autism Diet and real-life updates about the effects it is having on her daughters diagnosis.

  15. Josie says:

    If you are looking for gluten-free, casein-free recipes (and other nutritional tips to help in Autism spectrum disorders) check out http://www.sharingmom.com.

  16. Bill says:

    Our wristbands use a QR/Text code combination, that enables first responders or Good Samaritans instant access to vital medical &/or emergency contact information. Personal information is protected and only accessed through a smartphone that can scan the QR code or any phone with text capability. This is especially important for children.

  17. Cat says:

    Autism from a Father’s Point of View – Stuart Duncan

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