One of the great things about the internet is that it makes it easier for people to find information about illnesses and disorders. Medical News Today made a list of the 10 best blogs to follow for information about autism spectrum disorder (ASD), which affects 1 in 68 children in the United States.
Two grandparents of a child with autism started this organization, and they have a blog that provides information on a variety of topics, such as advice for teachers working with students with ASD.
Seattle Children’s Autism Blog:
This website shares general news about autism as well as original content from experts in multiple specialties, such as nurses and psychologists.
The Autism Dad:
As the name of the blog suggests, a father of three children with ASD created this blog. He likes to share stories of his experiences raising his children and provide tips on how to best embrace it.
This blog is also written by the father of a child with autism. The blog is mostly “comical ranting” about his experiences, but he also includes inspirational stories about his relationship with his son.
The Thinking Person’s Guide to Autism:
Run by the Myers-Rosa Foundation, this website provides evidence-based information on autism as well
as shares the experiences of those who care for people with autism.
Four Plus an Angel:
A mother provides updates on raising four children, including one who has autism. She posts a variety of experience-based articles, such as how to raise a teen with autism.
Autism with a Side of Fries:
The mother of a 12-year-old boy blogs frequently about what it’s like to have a child on the autism spectrum and the “humorous and honest” stories that come with it.
Autism Learning Felt:
This blog is more informational, providing info on autism research and product reviews. The author is the mother of a child with autism.
A mix of parenting articles and tools for being a parent of a child with autism, this blog has it all when it comes to staying informed about ASD.
Just a Lil Blog:
The blog’s tag line is “The true life adventures of an autistic little girl and her big sister,” which just about sums it up. There are all kinds of stories about the two sisters, as told by their father.
Source: Nichols H. The 10 best autism blogs. October 19, 2017. Medical News Today. https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/319809.php. Accessed December 12, 2017.