What is MyAutismTeam and How Do I Use It?
MyAutismTeam gives you the easiest way to find the best providers who can help your child thrive. Share with other parents like you, and learn from their experience. We’re still in the early stages of MyAutismTeam, and have already pre-populated our searchable database with over 30,000 providers from our growing list of partners like Autism Speaks, Easter Seals and Parents Helping Parents.
In addition to the searchable local business database, we’ve built a social network to make it easier for parents to connect with each other and exchange insights about providers. More often than not, parents feel alone and excluded from information that can help them help their child. Our philosophy is to make it easy for all parents to easily get to answers they need. The more parents know and share with each other, the easier it is to see if you’re missing a specialist that could help your child and see if the providers you have are among the best. Below are key areas of the site:
- Find Providers best suited to meet you child’s needs based keyword and zip code/city and state. This is a great place to start building your own team.
- Find Parents most like you based on location, your child’s diagnosis and age. You can browse everyone’s story and team, which helps provides insight as you share and build your own team.
- Q & A section enables you to search previously asked questions and answers, and gives you the ability to ask your own question that will be answered by other parents on MyAutismTeam.
- Activity page is where parents’ daily updates happen. It’s where daily triumphs and trials are shared and supported.
Parents use MyAutismTeam to find and share the best autism providers and businesses (from dentists and therapists, to autism-friendly businesses like barbers, babysitters, etc.) that especially cater to autism needs (marked by “Autism-yes”)‚ on a hyper-local level.
What exactly is a ‘team’? A team on MyAutismTeam is everyone you recommend. Sometimes it can take years of trial and error to build the right team to meet your child’s needs. Everyone from that special speech therapist to the friendly barber who ‘gets it.’ It’s the team of people you’ve brought together to make life on the spectrum better for your child. MyAutismTeam makes it easy to find those best suited to meet your child’s needs while providing you a social network of support from other parents like you.
Our goal is to have hundreds of thousands of teams over the next two years. We know we can’t do it alone. With the help of parents who use autism specialists or autism-friendly businesses, we can quickly identify and grow the searchable MyAutismTeam database to help many parents new to the autism community sooner rather than later. You’re not alone and you shouldn’t have to reinvent the wheel.