Thursday, April 24, 2008

A New Social Network for Moms Fighting Autism Launches Today

Web site brings moms coping with autism closer together to vent, cope and support.

Irvine CA (PRWEB) April 23, 2008 -- In honor of autism awareness month, an Orange County man launches a social network called Moms Fighting Autism ( The social network aims to connect moms of children with autism.

Members of the Moms Fighting Autism social network can immediately setup journals, photo albums, interest profiles and friends lists. The social network allows users to comment on photos, journals and send notes of support to others coping with autism.

"The purpose of the Moms Fighting Autism social network is to provide a place for moms to cope, vent and support each other. Autism can be overwhelming and there needs to be a place to feel welcome. Fortunately other moms have gone through the same situation who are willing to help them," says Ernest Priestly.

Autism effects one out of 150 children in the United States and there is no known cause or cure for it. There are social networks such as Myspace and Facebook that are more general but focuses on only autism.

"... Reading about moms who are going through some of the same challenges that I have with my son has lifted my spirits up. I'm not alone and that is the best feeling in the world. Even though they maybe miles away we all can reach out, share, talk and that's just great. It's worked for me so I just want to say thank you for this site," says member Keyanna Rogers.

For the past 4 months, the site has enrolled 1,500 beta test members evaluating the site features and performance. It was launched officially today.


Moms Fighting Autism is a social network for moms of children with autism. This social network provides the tools and services that allow moms to vent, cope, support and learn from each other. According to Autism Speaks, autism spectrum disorders are diagnosed in one in 150 children in the United States.

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Ernest Priestly

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