Finding Other People with APD

| (C)APD Organizations | Facebook Groups | Listservers | Tumblrs and other Blogs | Twitter | Other Social Media |

Looking to connect with other people with auditory processing issues via social media? This page will help you find groups and individuals of/for people who have auditory processing issues, or who are trying to find out if they might have auditory processing issues. You can find them through organizations and through various forms of social media including blogs, Tumblr, Twitter, Facebook groups, Listservers, etc.

Please note that you do *not* need an official diagnosis to join any of these groups or lists.

Joining a community of people with auditory processing issues can be a way to exchange shared experiences and advice–whether or not you have a formal diagnosis of auditory processing disorder (APD). (APD is also sometimes known as central auditory processing disorder, CAPD.)

Want your own Tumblr, blog, Twitter, favorite Facebook group, or other social media forum added to the list below? Fill this “CAPD Network” form to suggest resources for the list! Or use the comments area at the bottom of this post to raise your suggestions. Yes, I’ll still be glad to add you even if you don’t have an official diagnosis, and even if you don’t talk about APD in your blog, Twitter, Tumblr, etc. This list/network is about helping *people* who have common experiences find each other via social media.

This list was last expanded/revised on 9 October 2016.

Organizations for/of/by People with (Central) Auditory Processing Disorder

The Auditory Processing Disorder Foundation
http://theapdfoundation.org/
This organization works to raise awareness about APD among parents, teachers, and medical personnel around the world. Mostly targeted at parents and teachers of young children, but has some basic information on APD.

Auditory Processing Disorder in the UK
http://www.apduk.org.uk/
This organization promotes awareness of APD in the UK, particularly in education and employment.

CAPDsupport
http://capdsupport.org/
CAPDsupport is working to gain awareness and recognition for Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) in the United States, while supporting and educating those who have APD. Check their “What is APD” section, “Communities” section, and “Resources” section for more information and links.

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Facebook Groups

You (or your child) do *not* need an official diagnosis to join these Facebook groups.

APD Adults
https://www.facebook.com/groups/APDadults/
This group is for adults with Auditory Processing Disorder/APD. It is a safe place to share experiences, coping strategies, ideas or just have a good moan about it! No official diagnosis needed.

(Central) Auditory Processing Disorder
https://www.facebook.com/groups/14521230810/
A Place for all who have in interest in (C)APD to come together and discuss this disorder and hopefully find mutual support. This is a closed group, which means that when you hit the “Join” button you will need to wait for someone to approve your request to join. For me, it took only a few minutes. Many of its members seem to be parents, but some adults with CAPD are members as well.

Auditory Processing Disorder
https://www.facebook.com/groups/122185968465/
The main aim of the group is to create a greater awareness and understanding of Auditory Processing Disorder (APD). This is a closed group, which means that when you hit the “Join” button you will need to wait for someone to approve your request to join. For me, it took only a few minutes. Many of its members seem to be parents, but some adults with CAPD are members as well.

Auditory Processing Disorder UK
https://www.facebook.com/groups/587199541354983/
This group was set up to support the needs of people with Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) in the UK and promote better understanding of this disability. It is open to parents of children with APD, adults with APD or teenagers/young adults with APD and those who suspect APD or need more information on diagnosis and management. 

APD Support UK
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1505407259721683/
This group was set up to support the needs of people with Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) in the UK and promote better understanding of this disability. It is open to parents of children with APD, adults with APD or teenagers/young adults with APD and those who suspect APD or need more information on diagnosis and management. 

UK Teens / Young Adults with Auditory Processing Disorder
https://www.facebook.com/groups/309381575878508/
This group was set up to support the needs of young people with Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) in the UK and promote better understanding of this disability. It is open to teenagers 13 plus and young adults with APD and those who suspect APD or need more information on diagnosis and management.

Know of more Facebook groups? Recommend them in the comments area below.

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Listservers of People with APD

Old APDs
https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/OldAPDs/info
This is the Forum for Adults who have Auditory Processing Disorder.  When you ask to join, you may need to wait a day or so before a moderator adds you. You do *not* need an official diagnosis to join.

Know of more listservers? Recommend them in the comments area below.

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Blogs By People with APD

That CAPD Feel
http://thatcapdfeel.tumblr.com/
This is a blog run by and for people with central auditory processing disorder to share their experiences good and bad.

CAPD Tumblrs
http://andreashettle.tumblr.com/post/150007298028/capd-tumblrs
This is a listing of 30+ Tumblr users who have auditory processing issues (APD or otherwise) and welcome more followers who have (or might have) CAPD. This listing will be expanded as and when able. You do *not* need an official diagnosis to be added, and your Tumblr does *not* need to be about APD.

Rambling Justice
https://ramblingjustice.wordpress.com
My own WordPress blog: I am a person who has multiple disabilities, including (probably/almost definitely) auditory processing disorder.

Are you a person with known or suspected auditory processing issues who would like more people with shared experiences to follow your public blog site? Recommend your blog in the comments area below or fill in this form asking to “join” the (entirely informal/unofficial) “network” of people with APD.

No, you do *not* need an official diagnosis, and your blog does *not* need to be about APD to be added to this list. This list is just for the purpose of  helping people with common experiences find each other, no matter what their blog is about or whether they have or even want a diagnosis.

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Twitter Handles by People with APD

@AShettle

@ChaplainKKaplan

@TheoriesOfMinds

Are you a person with auditory processing issues who wants to be added to this list? Give me your Twitter handle in the comments area, or fill in this form asking to “join” the “network” of people with APD.

No, you do *not* need an official diagnosis, and your Twitter does *not* need to be about APD to be included in this list.  

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Other Social Media of/by/for people with APD

What have I missed? Are you a person with APD who would like for more followers in your own social media accounts who also have APD? Ask for your blog, Twitter, or other social media to be listed here.

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