These guidelines serve as the mutual agreement that everyone in our community upholds.
We have 3 main guidelines that apply across the board. Those are acceptance, consent and respect.
Acceptance of the fact that other people have different viewpoints, and that it is ok for them to have them.
Consent meaning that you never violate someone's consent. If they tell you to stop (such as arguing with them), do so.
And respect of the other members time, energy and attention that they put into this community. That means no attacking other members verbally (or physically), shaming, emotionally blackmailing, etc.
Politics & Religion
Just like in a family gathering, please refrain from detailed discussions of politics or religion. Thanks!
Potential To Make You Money
If you are going to post something that has the potential to make you money (like if you are a coach and you are sharing your services, or if you sell essential oils), then please ASK one of our friendly staff here at AE before posting.
This includes "sneaky" ways like asking people to join your special Facebook group to give them info, or DMing them, or offering free samples of something. As I am sure you are aware, people with Asperger's have a great BS meter. We know. There is no hiding.
So please just either message a staff member or email firstname.lastname@example.org before you post.
Threat Of Self Harm Or Harm To Others
This is a group for support & advice for daily life. If you are having a critical issue such as suicide, self-harm, severe disease, etc., while we still love & support you, please seek qualified help. That means calling 911 if it is life threatening.
We are not psychological or therapy professionals. You should always seek the advice of a professional in times of crisis. Any advice we give is for educational and informational purposes only, and not a replacement for critical life threatening immediate situations.
Some resources to look into: