When you do a quick search online for mothers with autism, or parents with autism you immediately find plenty of information and resources for parents with autistic children. It can be difficult to locate information from adults who have autism spectrum disorders who are raising children with or without autism, but these autistic adult parents are out there. For those of us on the spectrum searching for someone to talk to or someone who understands our unique experiences, we can turn to many online communities. Facebook pages are only one of the vessels that we can use to connect with others. Whether you are a parent with autism, a parent of an autistic child, or an adult with autism looking for someone to talk to, these pages can provide you with insights and support.
Musings of an Aspie
Cynthia Kim is a mother, wife, and author with autism. Her blog, book and Facebook page, Musings of an Aspie, is filled with wonderful insight, research, and advice. This is must-read for anyone trying to understand autism from someone who really understands what it means to be autistic.
Cupcake Mummy is a single-mom with Asperger’s Syndrome raising her 4-year-old son. This is not your typical autism blog or page, rather it is a blog about her life with her son—a no-so-neuro-typical, often filter-free Mommy blog.
Karla’s ASD Page
Karla’s ASD Pageis dedicated to bringing together a collection of articulate, respectful and intelligent ASD Adults with parents/professionals and other Neurologically Typical caregivers and partners all with the goal of raising awareness of the shared cultures while creating resources and answers to help every ASD person THRIVE not just survive.
Everyday Asperger’s serves as a forum to raise awareness about Asperger’s Syndrome and females, it’s impact and how it effects the daily lives of people with Asperger’s.
My Life With Asperger’s: Megan Hammond
Megan Hammond is dedicated to helping people learn more about Asperger’s and ASD related issues.
Asperger’s A Lighter Shade of Blue
Asperger’s A Lighter Shade of Blue]( www.facebook.com/Aspieblue.co.uk) is written by a father diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome who is also the proud father of two boys on the spectrum. This page seeks to spread awareness regarding autism with a positive and optimistic attitude.
These are just a few pages where those of us on the autism spectrum can meet, talk, and share our experiences. It’s not all about parenting, but also about our everyday struggles and the way we see the world differently than many neuro-typical, those without autism, may perceive it.