Thank you for joining our online community!
Guidelines for a harmonious community
Here are the guidelines you agree to follow for a safe and enjoyable community participation.
- Be sincere, genuine and honest.
- Avoid making false statements or misleading others about your relationship with a person or organization.
Interact politely with other members
- Warmly welcome any new member.
- Don’t pass judgment or lay blame on someone who has shared their own experience.
- Avoid expressing your opinions or beliefs too forcefully to avoid offending other members.
- Refrain from confronting members.
- Consider the feelings of others when participating in a discussion.
Keep in mind that each person is different from the others
- Respect the diverse identities, cultures, beliefs and realities of Autism Together Community members.
- Remember that there is not only one way to do things. For example, one approach may work for one autistic person, but not for another.
- Show tolerance and respect when someone presents an opinion or point of view that is different from yours.
Everyone is entitled to their opinions and can express them. Even if some topics are more controversial, we strongly urge you to keep the debates healthy. In other words, it’s not justified to personally attack people who express opinions that differ from yours.
Protect personal information
It’s very important to ensure the security of personal information. When you post information to the online community:
- Don’t share personal information such as a phone number, address, email address or social insurance number.
- Don’t disclose personal information belonging to another person.
Posts and behaviours that will not be tolerated
As this online community is intended to be a place of safe, anonymous and confidential exchange, certain types of publications and certain behaviours are not tolerated.
In the event of a repeat offence, i.e., if a member receives a third warning for not having respected the rules, he may then be asked to leave the community.
Publications that are not accepted
Some publications are not accepted. Our moderation team removes such posts without warning.
Posts that contain inappropriate language
- Don’t recommend “treatment” to “cure” or to “reduce” autism.
- Don’t use obscene or hateful language. Profanity and personal attacks are unacceptable.
Publications that aim to advertise or recruit
It’s not acceptable:
- To post advertising material of any kind.
- To distribute links to selling sites such as Marketplace, Amazon, etc.
- To communicate with members to sell them products or services.
- To recruit participants for research projects.
- To post invitations to participate in surveys, studies or polls.
- To send unsolicited emails, also called spam.
Posts that are made “in the name of” or “in the capacity of”
- Don’t send messages on behalf of the CHU Sainte-Justine or any other hospital.
- Don’t speak as an expert even if you are one, for example, do not speak as a health professional or teacher.
- Don’t use Autism Together Community for illegal activities.
Posts that do not respect copyright
- Don’t post copyrighted material.
- Don’t post the content of private messages or emails or any privileged information of another person without having received their written authorization.
What to do in case of inappropriate publication