Parents of children on the autism spectrum, teachers seeking out new resources, and individuals with ASD can all benefit from the online blogging community. Blogs are a perfect way to research and connect with like-minded individuals on the topic of autism. Finding the best blogs can be quite a challenge, especially when there are over 50 million results on Google for “Autism Blogs” alone! Our team at Action Behavior Centers decided to help with the lengthy search process by highlighting today’s top autism blogs.
Action Behavior Centers is a Texas-based company providing ABA therapy for children on the spectrum. Our goal is to raise autism awareness and educate both local and online communities on ASD. ABC selected the Top 40 Autism Blogs (in no particular order) to help others stay connected and informed. While some of the blogs on our new list are rockstar blogs that made last year’s line-up, we have carefully curated over 20 new resources that are absolutely loved and praised by parents, teachers, and professionals in the autism community.
Recently founded in 2019, Autism Journey has quickly become a “go-to” website for autism blogs and resources. Autism Journey provides both educational blog posts and personal stories from parents all around the country. Autism Journey’s website features a link where parents can submit personal stories and experiences for a chance to be featured.
Frank Campagna, dad to a 14-year-old boy with non-verbal autism, blogs about the ups and downs of life with his son. Frank’s blog takes a more comedic spin on the struggles of having a child on the severe end of the spectrum, and he believes in sharing real and raw stories, not just the “sunshine and rainbows.” Autism Daddy also features many guest bloggers and thought provoking stories that will captivate readers for hours.
With over 300,000 likes on Facebook, multiple viral videos, and a feature on Jimmy Fallon, Kate Swenson has swept the nation with her blog Finding Cooper’s Voice. You’ll find multiple heartwrenching blog posts, photos, and videos on her easy-to-navigate website. Finding Cooper’s Voice was created by Kate in hopes of establishing a village of people supporting each other within the autism community.
Seattle Children’s Autism Center has an active and informative blog that gives parents and caregivers the chance to learn from experts and doctors on topics focused on autism. The blog authors frequently post new research findings, as well as offer a range of relevant topics directly from doctors in the field.
Father of three kids on the autism spectrum, Rob Gorski’s blogging journey began in 2010 as a way to share the raw emotions that he faced daily with his boys. Rob does a great job of actively posting blogs every month. His mission is “to show others of similar circumstances that they are not alone, while at the same time, educating the rest of the world as to what Autism families can experience daily.”
Atypical familia is a continuation of Lisa Quinones-Fontanez’ former blog AutismWonderland which received worldwide recognition and praise a few years back. Today, Lisa continues to blog and update the autism community on her journey with her son Norrin. She also shares a variety of fun meals, crafts, and resources for other parents to enjoy.
GoTeamKate is a blog that is booming with passion and creativity (and a bit of colorful language). Shanell and Alex, parents of their daughter Kate who is on the Autism Spectrum, tell their life story featuring an enjoyable writing style and fun pictures with each post. Shanell also includes a fitness section on her blog, motivating other parents with kids on the spectrum who have busy lifestyles to stay active.
Author of multiple books on autism, Susan Senator is a mom with not only a passion for the topic, but a deep love for her son who is on the spectrum. Susan believes that she needs to share her stories with the world. Her website has many resources including blog posts, books, an advice column, articles, and more. Susan frequently re-posts articles that she’s written for magazines such as Psychology Today.
Faith, Hope, and Love… With Autism follows the journey of a non-verbal boy named Phillip who wants to give the world an inside look into the thoughts and ideas of someone on the autism spectrum. Phillip writes about life experiences, poetry, travel, music, and his faith. His blog offers a wonderful firsthand perspective of an individual on the spectrum navigating through life and shares the struggles and accomplishments he faces each day.
Embrace ASD is dedicated to support and provides research for high-functioning individuals of all ages. They believe people with ASD have sensory, cognitive, and learning abilities that make them real-life superheroes. Embrace ASD’s website has a fun interface with easy to navigate pages and high-quality graphics which makes for a fun, modern way to read blogs about ASD.
Behavior in Balance was founded by Board Certified Behavior Analyst Erin Tracy, whose dream was to create a website with easily attainable tools and resources for parents and caregivers of kids on the spectrum. On her website, Erin features an educational blog, free training courses, and professional resources for both parents and practitioners.
The Art of Autism is an international nonprofit website displaying the creative abilities of those on the autism spectrum. The site offers many great resources for those on the autism spectrum and for those looking to connect with like-minded individuals. The Art of Autism features blog posts, artwork, poetry, events, and many different forms of media.
Marguerite Elisofon’s blog, The Never-Empty Nest, tells personal stories of her daughter Samantha, a young adult on the autism spectrum. Samantha’s diagnosis has not kept her from achieving great things, such as a nomination for best actress at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival. Marguerite publishes weekly blog posts, many of which contain updates on her daughter’s joys and struggles through life.
Thinking Person’s Guide to Autism is an informative blog with the mission of being a “one-stop source for carefully curated, evidence-based, neurodiversity-steeped information from autistic people, parents, and autism professionals.” Blog posts found on Thinking Person’s Guide to Autism include different sources such as autism seminars, books, and scientific studies.
Full of positivity and hope, Velcro Shoes is about one mom’s journey through life with three boys on the autism spectrum. Alli Baldocchi blogs about what it looks and feels like to be a mom, wife, and career woman, all while facing the everyday joys and struggles of parenting boys with ASD. Alli is also working on a book about how autism changed her life, and she frequently shares updates and information for her followers.
Back again from last year’s line-up, blogger Ethan Hirschberg shares personal stories of the ups and downs of being a kid on the spectrum. The Journey Through Autism provides a raw and real look into Ethan’s life with high-functioning autism and how he plans to take the world by storm. Ethan is a driven and motivated individual that inspires others to be the best version of themselves, despite any differences that they may have.
Different Brains is a fantastic blog that provides resources for both individuals on the autism spectrum, as well as people with other neurological diagnoses. The website is loaded with blogs, news articles, videos, podcasts, and more. Different Brains is unique in the fact they they are a non-profit organization with a large board of doctors, BCBAs, and psychologists who are constantly providing resources and information.
Dr. Mary Barbera, Board Certified Behavior Analyst and mother to a son with autism, is a huge advocate of Applied Behavior Analysis. Her blog is dedicated to sharing information on ABA therapy each month. Dr. Barbera’s website also contains helpful resources and ABA therapy training tools, such as educational video blogs for parents and caregivers of children on the spectrum.
For those who prefer to listen to information rather than read it, This Podcast Has Autism features entertaining and relatable topics discussed in each episode. Each week, a different parent, professional, or individual on the spectrum is interviewed on topics such as transitioning into school, traveling, making friends, and more. This Podcast Has Autism gives listeners the perfect way to access interviews and autism information on the go.
Autistic and Unapologetic is a blogging website created and founded by James Sinclair. Having autism himself, James does a fantastic job of blogging about important topics while also sharing intriguing personal stories and opinions. Autistic and Unapologetic contains four different categories including Understanding Autism, Embracing Autism, Autism in Entertainment, and Autism News.
The Autism Academy is an Arizona-based chain of schools for children on the spectrum. The Academy’s website includes a blog that provides many educational resources and helpful articles related to autism. The blog shares many autism events local to Arizona residents, but readers can also find many easy-to-read blog posts such as “How Animals Benefit Kids with Autism” and “Focus on the End Game: Transitioning Into Life After School.”
National Autism Resources Inc. provides cost effective, research-based therapeutic tools, including toys, games, electronics, and books that meet the needs of people on the autism spectrum. The organization also offers an incredible blog filled with important news updates and research that speak to both caregivers, parents, professionals, and those with autism alike.
Kerry Magro was diagnosed with PDD-NOS (Pervasive Developmental Disorder-Not Otherwise Specified), a form of autism, at age 4. With years of therapy and family support, Kerry is now an accomplished professional speaker, best-selling author, movie consultant and non-profit founder. His blog features different news articles, current events in the autism world, and updates on his life and journey.
The Play Project has a fun and user-friendly website filled with creative resources for parents, educators, and professionals. The Play Project also has a new blog on its website that presents a variety of fun and lighthearted articles from arts and crafts tips to getting your child ready for kindergarten.
On the American Autism Association’s blog, readers will find captivating new articles published by a variety of different authors. With multiple blog posts each month, the American Autism Association does a fantastic job of posting articles related to current issues and accomplishments in the autism community. The organization also highlights recreational workshops, educational programs, and volunteer opportunities.
In 2018, OAR was voted a top non-profit organization by multiple organizations. The Organization for Autism Research is led by parents, autism professionals, and scientists, and strives to produce science-based, community-focused research. Along with an informative blog, the Organization for Autism Research’s website offers research grants, scholarships, and employment opportunities for individuals on the spectrum.
A captivating blog from the dad of two non-verbal boys on the Spectrum, Stories About Autism sheds light on author James Hunt’s experience with his sons Tommy and Jude. James does a wonderful job of blogging about the idiosyncrasies that make his boys’ journeys unique and wonderful. Stories About Autism occasionally features guest bloggers as well as a variety of different posts on sleep, parenting, and more.
Victoria of Starlight and Stories is an autism specialist teacher with a degree from Cambridge in English and Education. She has a strong passion for helping teachers and families learn about autism. Not only does Victoria keep up with her blog every month – she is also the founder and coach for Autism Consultancy International.
Book writer, blogger, and public speaker Carrie Cariello is taking the autism world by storm. Carrie blogs every Monday about life with her five kids, autism, marriage, and more. She writes with beautiful imagery and heart-wrenching storytelling which is sure to capture a wide variety of audiences interested in family life and autism.
Mimiam, author of Faithmummy blog, is a Scottish mother, wife, and Christian. Her story is unique in that she had her twin children as a result of IVF treatments after a long 10 year struggle with infertility. She loves sharing the stories of life with her children, all the while staying strong in her faith through the good times and the hard times.
Paul Isaacs is a motivational speaker, trainer, blogger, and author. Formally diagnosed with autism at 24 years old, he began a journey of raising awareness and helping others on the spectrum. His blog is full of passionately written stories and information that readers from young adult to mature adult can enjoy.
Kate’s philosophy behind her blog, The AWEnesty of Autism, is to keep it real, raw, and AWEnest while laughing, loving and living. Her blog highlights her life as a mother to 3 children, one of whom is on the autism spectrum. Kate blogs about tons of topics including travel, school, bullying, sports, and more.
Autism Care Today is a national nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to raise awareness and provide treatment services and support to families with children on the autism spectrum. One of Autism Care Today’s many resources include the ACT blog which features multiple authors, national events, links to autism resources, and therapy tips.
Started by a Board Certified Behavior Analyst in Atlanta, Georgia, I Love ABA! shares insider tips and research from a Master’s level practitioner in the field of autism. She blogs about ABA, or Applied Behavior Analysis, in a way that is fun and reader-friendly rather than wordy and intimidating. Parents, as well as individuals on the spectrum, will be sure to find wonderful tips, strategies, and resources on I Love ABA.
Friendship Circle is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to providing resources for a variety of special needs children, including those on the spectrum. The Friendship Circle’s blog features top categories including parenting, education, training, and therapy tips. Many of the blog posts include sensory toys for special needs children as well as activity guides, making the website a one-stop-shop for all special needs families.
Melissa, founder of Autism Adventures, taught a handicap class for 8 years before realizing she could help other teachers and caregivers by sharing all her ideas implemented in her classroom. This California gal now has a bright and colorful blog packed with behavioral, communication, and education resources for teachers to easily access and download.
The Mom Kind is a blog launched by a mom with four children, all of whom have different diagnoses. The main goal of Alicia’s blog is to bring more awareness to autism and teach others about neurodiversity. From sensory craft ideas to an in-depth look on parenting children with autism, The Mom Kind is a motivational blog for all parents and caregivers to enjoy.
Founded by a teacher with a passion for children with autism, Teach Love Autism gives parents and teachers an inside look into which training techniques, therapies, and crafts are best for children on the spectrum. She is a big believer in teaching children how to be independent all while having fun and expressing their individuality. Teach Love Autism is a beneficial blog for both new teachers and seasoned teachers trying to incorporate new teaching techniques into their classrooms.
Scary Mommy is a website dedicated to empower moms all over the world by giving them advice from pregnancy and self-care to raising children. The blog is also a great resource for moms who have children with special needs, including ASD. The website not only has great articles by a variety of different moms going through struggles with their children; it is also jam packed with beauty tips, health tips, a clothing store, and more.
Eileen Lamb, founder of The Autism Cafe, is a writer and photographer. She was born in France but now lives in Austin, Texas with her husband and two sons, Charlie and Jude. On her blog, she shares the ups and downs of raising a child with ASD while being on the spectrum herself. Her blog is not only artistic with beautiful photos she’s taken, but also filled with thought-provoking stories and advice.
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