Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Helping out

Please take a moment to read Sirenity's latest blog, offer words of encouragement, suggestions, and if you can, take a moment to help out.

Monday, July 12, 2010

275 Listings!

I continue to add blogs and sites as I come across them, and we now have right around 275 listings! Send me some more if you see I've missed some good blogs. :-)

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Listing of All Blogs (on the directory)

I've created a listing (with links)  to all the blogs on the directory as of today. It's on the menu bar under "listing of all blogs."

Monday, July 5, 2010

Adding to the Community

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? :-)


Saturday, July 3, 2010

Email campaign

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.

Friday, July 2, 2010

New to Autism? Looking for information, not conflict?

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 Autism site, specifically Is It Autism?

I would also recommend Mayo Clinic's Autism pages.

And for a blog that provides excellent explanations, I would send them to Dr. Coplan's blog over at Psychology Today.

I'd warn them, though, to avoid the comments as they explore.



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