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Best Autism Blogs from Dad’s Perspectives

dadsThere are many resources for learning more about Autism that can be found online. One of the most useful resources are blogs, where you get a fresh perspective from every-day life and people who live with and raise children with Autism. This list of blogs is unique because they are written by Dads. If you are a Dad of an autistic child, or simply want to see things through a father’s eyes, you will find the following blogs incredibly insightful.

AUTISM DADDY

This Dad is raising his son who is severely impacted by Autism. Autism Daddy’s son Kyle lies on the severe end of the autism spectrum, and he provides a perspective that is starkly different from many other Autism blogs. An often comical, insightful look at what life is like caring for and loving a severely autistic child. See: Autism Daddy

LOST AND TIRED

Lost and Tired: Confessions of an Autism Dad is written by Rob Gorski who is a husband and father of 3 boys on the Autism Spectrum. His blog looks at the real life struggles of one family dealing with multiple special needs children. Gorski is an avid autism advocate, with an insightful and influential blog that you do not want to miss. See: Lost and Tired

MY ASPIE WIFE

My Aspie Wife is written by Mark Rivera who is the father of three boys on the Autism Spectrum, and married to a wife with Asperger’s Syndrome. He provides a unique view of life in a home where he is the “odd” one—the only neuro-typical (NT), person without autism, who lives in his home. See: My Aspie Wife

ADVENTURES IN ASPERGER’S

Adventures in Asperger’s is written by Tom Hibben who is a photographer, EMT, husband, and father to three young boys. His oldest son has Asperger’s Syndrome. For an honest look at life with a child who has Asperger’s Syndrome through the eyes of a hardworking, busy, and loving father Adventures in Asperger’s is the place to go. See: Adventures in Asperger’s

The blogs presented here, are written by fathers and husbands caring for their families who have been touched by Autism. The stories of real-life people can often give the best unfiltered glimpse into the lives of those living and touched by Autism Spectrum Disorders. Each writer has a unique perspective to share, from a Dad with a severely autistic son, a Dad with three boys only one having Asperger’s Syndrome, and two fathers with three sons on the autism spectrum, one whose wife also has Autism—a wide variety of people who are sharing their lives with the world.

Jeannie Davide-Rivera

Jeannie is an award-winning author, the Answers.com Autism Category Expert, contributes to Autism Parenting Magazine, and the Thinking Person's Guide to Autism. She lives in New York with her husband and four sons, on the autism spectrum.