Finding information about autism, autism research, and autism education can be challenging. We’ve sought out 10 great bloggers with sites full of current information and tips that your family may find helpful.
These bloggers were chosen for their consistency and the quality of their content. We’ve not listed them in any particular order, and they are not affiliated with BlueSprig in any way. We hope you enjoy them and find them helpful. Happy reading!
I Love ABA is all about Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy. Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA), Tameika Meadows created the blog in 2011 to provide a source for sharing the ins and outs of ABA that is “non-intimidating and simple to grasp.” Based in Atlanta, Georgia, Meadows has provided ABA therapy services to children with autism since 2003 and has developed an ABA resource that reflects her passion for helping children with autism. I Love ABA is also on Facebook.
The Autism Blog by Seattle’s Children’s was created to provide information that may be helpful for raising a child with autism. The content varies from topics about autism research to sibling support. The Autism Blog provides its readers with a provider’s perspective and a wealth of knowledge no matter where the reader is in their journey with their child’s autism diagnosis. Seattle’s Children’s is also on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
The face behind Behaviorbabe, Dr. Amanda Kelly, is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst -Doctoral (BCBA-D) and Licensed Behavioral Analyst (LBA) who has worked over the past two decades with children and adolescents with social-emotional, cognitive, and/or behavioral needs. Dr. Kelly’s blog is a place where she posts about developments in the field of ABA therapy with the prime goal of ethically advocating for the accurate application and dissemination of behavior analysis. The blog shares information about ABA advocacy, teaching tools, ABA techniques, and more. Behaviorbabe is also on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
As the creator of Autism Adventures, Melissa started her blog as a place to share the ideas she implemented in her classroom during her time as a special education teacher. Her belief is that if teachers should work together to develop curriculum to help students succeed. Her blog contains tips and tricks that range from ideas for sensory-friendly fun to helpful ways to motivate your child on the autism spectrum. Autism Adventures is also on Facebook and Instagram.
Alicia Trautwein is the creator behind what Healthline magazine has named one of the best Autism blogs of 2019. A mom of four children, two of whom are on the autism spectrum, Trautwein has created a site dedicated to parents of neurodiverse families. After finding very few sites that shared personal stories of raising multiple children on the spectrum, Trautwein created her own space to spread awareness and help other parents. Topics educate, encourage, and involve families – sometimes, even just giving a laugh to readers. The Mom Kind is also on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
The Autism Site blog is a comprehensive resource created to promote awareness about the ever-growing number of children and families facing the challenges of autism. Readers will find current news, articles related to autism, and inspirational blogs and videos. The site’s mission is to spread autism awareness while providing useful content to parents. The Autism Site is also on Facebook.
Parents with children on the autism spectrum can find a wealth of knowledge at Autism Parenting Magazine. A leading magazine for parents with autistic children as well as professionals, this site features hundreds of contributions from parents of children with ASD disorder, respected professionals and adults with autism. Their belief is focusing on the strengths and interests of those with autism. Autism Parenting Magazine is also on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
After being diagnosed at age 2 with high-functioning autism, Ethan Hirschberg has navigated the past 15 years of his life on the autism spectrum. At the age of 17, he created a blog to document his journey with special needs and how he has not let his diagnosis get in the way of his goals. His posts are a mix of his daily life experiences and posts from guest contributors. The Journey Through Autism is also on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
Finding Cooper’s Voice chronicles a mother’s experience raising a child with severe nonverbal autism. Her blog is a raw story about how important it is to have a village of support when facing an autism diagnosis. From feeling hopeless during the initial diagnosis to experiencing moments of isolation, Finding Cooper’s Voice combines humor and heartwarming stores that will give you all the feels. Finding Cooper’s Voice is also on Facebook and Instagram.
The Autism Tank is a blog run by Hailey, who has been a special education teacher for students with autism for over 10 years. She is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) and posts resources that are helpful for both parents and educators. Her blog site offers lessons and tools to help educate others about autism and help kids succeed. The Autism Tank is also on Facebook and Twitter.
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