The Autspot blogging and story posting features allow all of its site members to share inspirational stories with one another, and receive the advice, knowledge, and motivation that families in the autism community need. The social network also has a rapidly growing resources section, which allows visitors to search for autism resources (therapists, doctors, local support groups, schools, special needs lawyers, dentists, diet providers, summer camps, recreation, etc.) in their cities, states, and countries around the world. The resources section is user-based, so site members have the ability to submit autism resources that they know of to our resources section as well.
My 20 year old cousin Matthew was diagnosed with autism 17 years ago, when autism affected only 1 in every 4,000 children, and there were very little resources to support the autism community. We soon learned that much of the support and knowledge that we received came from other parents and families in the autism community who could relate to what we were experiencing. Today autism is far more prevalent, understood, and recognized by many people across the globe. In honor of my cousin Matthew, my aunt, and my close family friend and I decided to create an online community for parents, families, and specialists across the globe who are affected by autism.
Since TheAUTSPOT.com launched in late 2009, it has become the largest and fastest growing online support system for families and specialists in the autism community. Today nearly 15,000 parents, specialists, and young adults with autism come to TheAutspot.com to interact with one another and take advantage of all the services available at the website.
TheAUTSPOT library gives site visitors the opportunity to learn about everything from the different autism related therapies to legal advice. Many of our site members get a lot of benefit from our online calendar, which shows all the autism related events taking place in the calendar year (national conferences, seminars, local support groups), and allows each member to post the autism related activities that they know of as well. And lastly, our most unique feature is our developmental charts, which allows each family on the site to plot out the progress of their child’s developmental skills as they mature in age. We encourage you to visit our site, and join www.TheAUTSPOT.com for free!