About Us

Connecting the Autism Community

We are a community-based website that connects anyone who wants to discuss any topic associated with autism.

Before we go on about our history and what we’re about, we suggest a nice cup of coffee before you read on.

Got it?  Good.  Here we go…

In 2008, Autisable was launched as part of the Xanga.com, LLC network of blogging community sites, in an effort to provide an avenue for people to share their journey with Autism.  The Xanga Team asked Joel Manzer to head up the site, as he has a son that is diagnosed as being on the autism spectrum.

For the first 6 years, Autisable grew in traffic and engagement with the community, connecting over a hundred bloggers and several national and international non-profits that reached over 30,000 unique IP’s worldwide and over a hundred thousand page views a month.

Then in 2014, Xanga shelved it’s proprietary platform and old business model, which left Autisable on life support for over a year and a half.

In August of 2016, Joel Manzer created Autisable, LLC – based in Virginia Beach, VA,  a company that eventually took ownership of Autisable.com.

With its redesign, Autisable is now able to continue its efforts to connect the autism community.

In March 2018, Autisable launched it’s ‘Digital Marketing Services for Non-Profits‘ – as an effort to assist non-profits in promoting their efforts.

Autism is a disorder of neural development characterized by impaired social interaction and communication, and by restricted and repetitive behavior.  But over the years we’ve discovered that it’s much more than that…

We encourage discussion surrounding all aspects of Autism/Aspergers, and associated issues surrounding those with Special Needs.

Our goal is to create a community of individuals with various viewpoints surrounding the controversies of Autism and to give back to the Autism community through donations to organizations that help the Autism Community. As the Autisable community grows, so will our ability to donate to these organizations.

Here is a list of ways that you can be involved in the Autisable community:

  1.  Join Autisable – You don’t have to have Autism or have a family or friend with Autism in order to be a part of the Autisable Community. By participating in the Autisable community you are helping to spread awareness and understanding of Autism, and we appreciate your support and encouragement.
  2. Submit a post to Autisable. Once you’ve written something you’d like to share with the community, send it our way! The editors of Autisable thoughtfully choose the best posts and feature them on the front page!
  3. Read other posts and comment on them. The dialogue that develops on the posts we feature is the heart of the Autisable community and is by far the best way to interact with other members of the community!
  4. Share our Member’s content.  This promotes awareness, understanding and acceptance.

You may subscribe to our RSS Feed, follow us on Twitter and become a fan of us on Facebook! We embrace social networking, and we know you won’t always have time to check the front page each day. We also can come to you via E-Mail. We use these tools to let you know what posts we’re featuring so you can best decide what posts you’d like to read and discuss.

Mailing Address:
PO BOX 62155
Virginia Beach, VA 23466

You may fill out a form to contact us, and we will do our best to respond as quickly as possible.