As I have time, I've been wandering the blogosphere, looking at folks' bloglists and seeing what new friends I can find. If you look at our tally to the right, you'll see that the numbers of blogs we have listed continues to grow.
If you know of any wonderful folks I haven't run across, why not leave a link below? And if you see a new face on the list, why not take a minute and go read them, say hi, tell them where you found a link to their blog and help us build a supportive community? Kathleen and I are trying to comment on every blog we add, but we could use help introducing everyone, you know?
So, a blogging idea: why not pick one of your favorite blogs and write a short post about it and why you like the blog? :-)
Hi everyone. I don't know if all of you are familiar with "parentdish" over on AOL. They have a number of articles and blogs discussing all aspects of parenting. More and more I find the majority of the comments over their to be horrifying. I have actually never seen anything quite like it. Both Kim and myself are asking everyone here to please take a moment to go over to the site and leave a comment. We are asking that they create a climate where comments that suggest euthanasia for the disabled are not tolerated. (along with many other similar things) All you have to do is click on the feedback button on the page. Thanks.
Asked recently where I'd recommend someone concerned about autism and new to the whole thing look, I tried to picture being that: new to autism, not aware of all the drama, not versed in the controversies or the woo. And then I did a google search of autism and a search on Amazon for books, and the results were woo-laden. How frightening is that? Where do people go to get what they know will be good information when they don't have enough background to know it's good? Going straight into a bookstore is going to give you McCarthy related woo, as will doing an Amazon search. No wonder parents are confused.
Here are the sites I would send parents new to autism and wanting information, not controversy or additional drama.
The first is Lisa Rudy's About.com Autism site, specifically Is It Autism?