Twitter and Special Needs

social media, twitter, special needs

Social Media is becoming one of the biggest sources for how people receive their news. One of the most popular social network sites today is Twitter. Social Media sites like Twitter also allow the ability to find and connect with people who are sharing similar journeys. Sometimes it’s tough to find people who share similar life experiences and are going through the same things you are going through. Human beings need to feel understood and know that they are not alone. The web has given the sense of community to a lot of different people. Parents can receive support from other parents and provide their own personal stories. We collected the best twitter accounts for families who have children with special needs. Now you two can gather the latest tips, news and information so you’re not left out in the dark.

CP Daily Living is where families and caregivers can go to receive information and resources on raising a child with Cerebral Palsy. The founder of the site is a mother whose daughter has Cerebral Palsy as well as Epilepsy. Her goal is to make sure that families and caregivers are not abandoned and provide them with insight for their journey.

Understood is the place where 15 nonprofits have come together to support parents of children with learning and attention issues. They post resources and tips for parents on how to improve their child’s education, daily life and progress. The twitter account hosts a live chat every Wednesday at 12 pm ET.

Sharla Kostelyk is a homeschooling mom of seven children, including five with special needs. Sharla is also an author and adoption advocate. The mother shares motor skill crafts, cooking ideas, holiday survival tips and the journey of finding joy in the chaos of her everyday life. She uses twitter as an outlet to share her story so other parent’s do not feel so alone.

Ellen Stumbo tweets about hope and motivation for parents of special needs children. She opens up about having a daughter with Down Syndrome and the struggles she endures as a parent. Ellen is a writer and a national speaker on disability, parenting and adoption. She also hosts a podcast on special needs moms.

Ellen Seidman is the writer of the most visited disability blog, “Love That Max”. Ellen is a magazine editor living in New York with her son Max who has Cerebral Palsy.  Her blog showcases her life with raising children with special needs. Her twitter account features her blog posts along with special need advocacy news.

Mike Berkson and Tim Wambach travel the county spreading their message on raising awareness of people living with physical disabilities. Mike lives with Cerebral Palsy and met Tim years ago when he was hired as his one-on-one aid. The two are now lifelong friends and went on to create the  Keep On Keeping On Foundation. They now share messages of inclusion and acceptance to large audiences. Their latest opinions and feedback on topics can be found on their Twitter. 

Emily Ladu is a disability rights activist and blogger. Her timeline is filled with her passion for fighting against disability discrimination, inaccessibility and how disability is not a dealbreaker when it comes to dating. Emily was born with Larsen Syndrome which is a genetic physical disability and she is a New York native.  She graduated with a B.A. in English and is now a co-host of a disability podcast.

Friendship Circle of Michigan is a non-profit organization who offers support and help for individuals with special needs and their families. Their twitter account gives followers community event information, seasonal program news, personal stories and blog posts on everything special needs.

United Cerebral Palsy is one of the leading health nonprofits in the United States. United Cerebral Palsy’s mission is to improve the independence, productivity and inclusion of people living with disabilities. They want to guarantee a life without limits for everyone. They tweet news on health research, employment, technology and feature stories on people living with disabilities.

Special Needs Moms is a twitter account for mothers with children of special needs. The account gives followers the latest updates on education, new studies, financial and justice news for children with disabilities. Heartwarming feel-good videos are also part of their feed.

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Social Media provides users with access to unlimited information and resources. Another great resource of information for you and your family is our care team. We can answer questions, give you support and send you kits of information on important topics- all provided free of charge. Call us at (800) 692-4453 to speak with someone today!