Belinda Hanson - Portland Oregon Autism Resource Guide


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Today Autism Empowerment Radio welcomes Belinda Hanson, founder of the popular Portland Oregon Autism Resource Guide Facebook Community. Belinda is the proud mother of two, a 6 year old daughter and an 8 year old son. Her oldest is on the autism spectrum. Belinda has other relatives in her family that are autistic too as she puts it "spectrummy". Her interest in starting the Portland Oregon Autism Resource page came from a place where she had a great interest in all areas of autism but found that many sites were specific in their interests within autism. Belinda wanted a place to gather information that was beneficial to newly diagnosed adults, parents, educators, therapists and other family members. Her page provides information that supported living with autism but also looks at different research studies with a minimal amount of bias and enables people to discuss points of view respectfully and share stories while also being able to ask for help. Finding resources was the first thing she wanted to share because finding a pediatrician, therapy, community places to meet and support groups to share our world among other things was and is an important part of the journey. It needs to respect the autistic person and the support group too and bridge these communities together in meaningful ways. Autism Empowerment is a fan of Belinda's work and invites you to check out and like her page and Facebook commun

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