|Joy Smith with her son Adrian|
Joy Smith describes herself on her Twitter profile like this: I'm a wife, mother of 4, child of God, autism advocate, blogger, homemaker, in support of large families, breastfeeding, and natural childbirth. You can follow her on Twitter at https://twitter.com/#!/joysautismblog.
Joy Smith writes on her blog, "When I started this blog back in 2006 it was going to be just about autism but over time it's become more of a family journal." For the year 2011 Joy Smith had 135,861 visitors to her blog, making hers truly one of the top autism blogs. If you want to gauge the influence of Joy's Autism Blog try this experiment. Go to Google search engine and simply type the words "Autism Blog". In your results Joy's Autism Blog should come up on the first page. You can find her blog at www.joysautismblog.com.
|Joy's Four Children at an Art Museum|
You may also find one of her early posts called What Do I Want for Adrian to be very touching.
I firmly believe that sharing our autism experiences in some way, whether that is through a blog, giving talks, taking part in support groups, or just telling friends and families about autism is the very best way to get people with autism the respect and treatment they deserve. That's what I'm trying to do with my blog (Joy Smith).Contact: If you could like to contact Joy Smith you can leave a comment on one of her blog posts or you can email her at Joy@Joysautismblog.com. Joy Smith indicates on her blog that she is able to talk to others in the autism community and offer any support she can.
Social Media: You can follow Joy's Autism Blog on the following social media areas.
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Photo: The photos in this post were used with permission of Joy Smith.