On the website of the British newspaper The Guardian, there is an interesting article today about how the online network, Netbuddy, came to life. Netbuddy is a “special needs Mumsnet” (a network for mums) where “users submit and search for tips – from bed-wetting to respite care – download information packs, make online contact with resident professional experts and take part in discussions on the forums” the article reports.
The network was set up and is managed by Emma Sterland whose older brother Ben has Down’s syndrome. “We wanted to capture that wealth of expertise and knowledge that parents and carers have. It’s not just for other parents, but also for professionals working with people with learning disabilities”, says Sterland in the article.
Just 18 months after it saw the light of day, Netbuddy attracts 6,000 new visitors a month.
Read more about Netbuddy and its success here.
Go directly to Netbuddy.