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Sunday, July 10, 2011

Babble and Autism Blogs

Please go to http://www.babble.com/Baby/baby-development/top-25-autism-blog-favorite-nominate/index.aspx and nominate your blog and your favorite bloggers and then like!

And while you're at it, email kids@babble.com and tell them they've left out adults on the spectrum. Make up for that oversight and add your favorite adults on the spectrum!

And  for that matter, why are we keeping it to the top 25 favorite? Why are we letting people make these things popularity contests? We have over 600 bloggers listed here. They all are valuable and deserve recognition and attention!

7 comments:

D. S. Walker said...

Kim,
I forwarded your post to them along with note explaining that the blogs written by adults on the spectrum helped me to understand my child better. I hope they listen

Rachel said...

Sue, I'm so glad you did. I also wrote an email, noting that autism parents often read blogs by autistic adults in order to gain insight into their kids, and that I have many mutually helpful and supportive connections with autism parents.

Sockitmama said...

I think this is a wonderful idea and I will definately email them about blogs by adults with autism.

Also, those of us who are new to the blogging world and have not made it to a conference yet, are just learning about things like babble.com. The more blogs related to autism that are put forth, the more awareness for who we are and our community regardless of who wins. I'm all for awareness! Thank you so much!

Cecile said...

I emailed them twice about including autistic adults. And were basically told that our efforts are useless - "we are going to have to agree to disagree".

Wow. Every time something like this happens, I feel it like a blow. Being dismissed are not nice.

Why feature autism if you are not interested in providing people with all the resources available? Only pick and choose what you think will be beneficial? And ignore the very people you are saying you want to help? I simply do not understand.

Rachel said...

I've sent them three very respectful emails and have gotten no response at all.

From what I hear, they're saying that they're only showcasing blogs that are directed specifically to parents or kids, and yet, none of the blogs in their "Young people" category are parent- or child-centered. So why arbitrarily exclude mature adults from the category? Ridiculous.

D. S. Walker said...

@Rachel,
You give so much to those of us who are parents. I guess there will always be people with closed-minds. I wish we never encountered them!

Sockitmama said...

The deadline for submission has now past, even though they're still allowing blogs to list. Maybe they'll have a category for adults next year. I'll look forward to it.

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