We have a lot of new members who joined us this week! Including our resident spammer number 18…we’re combating 18 daily and we’re hopefully going to have a fix over the weekend. Everyone else? We are so glad to have you here…if you need any help at all I hope you will reach out to myself or (admin) Brandy. Here are some things you might find helpful:
- HOW TO - We have a great HOW TO section that will take you step-by-step through some of the features of our community.
- ACTIVITY - Visit our activity stream to get a quick look-see about what is going on in the community.
- FORUMS – On our home page center you’ll see the current topics and you can pop in them!
- PRIVATE GROUPS – We’re just fine if you want to start a private group for your business, your own community, school or group. In fact, we welcome it! Just go to your own page and “START GROUP” and that’s it!
- ROOM FOR RANTS - Speaking of private…we have a group just for those of us who want to rant. Search GROUPS and you’ll need to ask to join.
- MEMBERS – Looking for someone? Check our Members Directory. There’s a pull down bar on the right that will order them differently…however you like.
Contribute to Our New Series!
Kate Canterbury (aka Guavalicious) – Meet Kate. Or @Guavalicious if you’re on Twitter. Welcome Kate as our newest regular contributor. We’re thrilled she is heading up a series of monthly posts (beginning with a kickoff of a week’s worth) called “Yes, I am a Special Needs Parent” – which will explore what we parents go through as we claim (or not as the case may be) our special needs parent status. Processing diagnosis, what we do through the various stages of acceptance, and what that means for us, our kids, and our place in our community. If you’d like to contribute to this series, please contact Kate through messaging on her page.
New Group for Adults
I hope you will join community member Erin Breedlove in the new group for College Students and Adults with Disabilities. Please share our site and this group with your own communities. Let’s build a place where adults with differences feel welcome here, too. It was implied but never stated and so, we’re stating it now.
If you’d like to start a group for adults connected to disabilities, special needs or differences please do, we welcome you. If we mess it up and use language that offends, please let us know, gently. We are about treating each other with respect, even if we disagree. We wish for everyone to find a social networking community they feel welcome in and we hope it’s here…one way to make certain that’s the case is to keep the lines of communication open. Here’s a link to our Community Guidelines for anyone to look over. We take the guidelines seriously. We don’t attack, we accept. We hope you find this an open and willing to learn community.
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