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There is a vast array of autism-related resources online, marvelous insights from those on the spectrum, from moms and dads, and researchers; but the diaspora of choices can be overwhelming. And so we hope, too, to get your recommendations about other resources online or in your towns and cities, great apps, and great therapists, great services, and not so great ones too. We are in this together, and no one website or online community can pretend to have all the answers.
How many ASD children have heard that all-knowing, white coat voice tell their parents, "They will never ...," and then they did, and more. Let's celebrate those moments and successes great and small.
How many of you have heard, "This doesn't work" but it did, at least for you? Also, let's embrace the possibilities that technology is now creating to help people whether they are in Midtown Manhattan or Manhattan, Kansas.
Let's point out what's missing as well. What are the products we want, the services we need? What can we do to make educators, employers, and legislators recognize the talents of people with ASDs?
One of the great joys of each HealthCentral community is that somehow, every day someone is helped by something they read, saw, or did while they were here. Each of you, and your willingness to open your hearts and your minds, make that possible. So, join in, and together let's learn, let's question, let's share, let's laugh, even cry (but not too much). Let's have a great journey together. After all, it's the only one we've got.