Paul Cimins, whose young son Jonathan was diagnosed with autism at 18 months old, started his weekly Hope Saves the Day broadcast to provide unbiased information about autism and related topics to those in the community. Episodes cover recent studies and autism-related news and offer a host of positive parenting tips as well as gluten-free, casein-free recipes. While there is no evidence that special diets are an effective autism treatment, many parents swear by them, and Paul, the self-described "Autism Spectrum Chef," is a great source of culinary advice for those who do.
The web has become a critical part of life for those impacted by autism, including many, many parents. It’s not only an invaluable tool for quickly distributing information, but it’s also an incredible source of community for those raising kids on the spectrum. Blogs, in particular, have provided those coping with autism a way to share their individual experiences and see that they are far from alone in their challenges and their triumphs. Read More ↓
There are hundreds and hundreds (if not thousands!) of great autism spectrum blogs out there, representing a wide diversity of perspectives, but together they demonstrate one thing: a commitment to bringing ASD issues out into the open, making it less and less possible to ignore families who live with them every day.
Choosing just 25 blogs to highlight here was no small feat; those selected are Autism Speaks staff favorites, but this is by no means an exhaustive list. We easily could have doubled or tripled the number here with the addition of many other beloved voices we return to again and again. If there are others you would add, we hope you’ll share them with us. In the meantime, thank you for joining us and Babble in celebrating those listed here.
— Kai MacMahon, Autism Speaks