As the mother of a child with special needs I know how important it is to have a supportive network around you.
This list was a bit harder to put together than I thought it would be, but with your help(thank you!) I was able to compile a nice list of Special Needs Parents of Color for you to follow and connect with on social media.
Knowing there is a safe place for you to vent, share stories, or get advice can be a life saver.
Maybe some of these can turn into local community connections.
Some of the people on this list speak on special needs sporadically while others use their platform for awareness on a daily basis.
1. Ms. Brooks is the Executive Director of the Mocha Autism Network.
An encouraging place for parents and children of color on the Autism Spectrum.
They focus on three area. Awareness. Advocacy. Alliances.
2. Cedar Hill Mom is a developer WAHM who advocates for her son’s Autism.
3. Autism_Times talks about how her son changed her life.
4. The_Yvolution talks about Autism Awareness and healthy eating.
5. Dr. Karmon Sears specializes in Neuropsychology among other things.
6. Special Needs Radio is a wealth of information on many topics, including, Dyslexia, ADHD, Autism, OCD, Aniety, etc.
7. The Hydrocephalus Association has a great community on Facebook and many of the parents have been able to make local connections.
8. Reaching Beyond Autism is a blog written by a mother with two daughters on the Spectrum.
9. DoctorNayaka sometimes tweets about Autism and she’s fun to follow.
10. The Mahogany Way is my page and I talk about parenting a child with special needs and living with Dyslexia as an adult.
These accounts and websites aren’t run by black mommies, but operate with the needs of black children in mind.
Djanai’s Angels is a twitter and blog dedicated to helping parents of children with special needs.
Our Parenting Spot is a online community with a section dedicated to special needs parenting.
Pragmatic Mom is a blog dedicated to Children’s books on a variety of topics including special needs.
I know the majority of the people on this list speak on and advocate for Autism, but there are a few who speak on other special needs. If you or someone you know has a child with ADHD, Dyslexia, Down Syndrome, etc please share the link in the comments so we can make a connection!