Autism Speaks Social Network

While it’s become common practice to seek medical advice online, the Autism Speaks Social Network takes this concept to a whole new level.  The network is dedicated to increasing awareness of autism and funding research into the causes, prevention and treatments for the disorder.

What’s so compelling about Autism Speaks is that the network gives people affected by the disorder a place to come to understand, learn and connect with one another.  With more than 1,900 members, active groups like Autism: Newly Diagnosed, Autism: Moms, My Life as a parent Coping with Autism and My Life Having Autism only begin to show the phenomenal support network that is out there.

There is a lot we still don’t know about what causes autism and how it affects those afflicted by the disorder.  But, it should be comforting to know that Autism Speaks is a place you can go to connect with people that share your same questions, experiences and hope.  Autism Speaks.  It’s time to listen.

About the Author:

Jason Rand – who has written posts on Ning's Official Blog on Social Networking Sites.


  • Alexis

    I am so thrilled to see them featured. Autism Speaks has done a lot to help with insurance legislation so more families can have health insurance pay for therapy.
    Now thanks to their efforts there are more bills and legislation and autism grants to help families with the high costs of therapy.
    They have done a tremendous job in raising funds for research, and information to help with IEP and information about the signs of autism. I am so glad that they have joined ning and could use this to help support families. There efforts have opened doors for many families. I am blessed to be a member of their social network

    Alexis

    http://www.floortimerepository.com, ning opens doors for education and autism that have helped and touched so many lives.

  • Peter J. Brown

    I can’t login to any socialnetwork or groups on Ning!
    This happens to me to often!
    I deleted the cookies, cleaned the cach, it still didn’t work!
    Please take a gander at my browser.
    Please tell me what to do?