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Community & Support Group Rules 

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Our Community is designed to be a safe and welcoming place for those that use and visit it for support and information about neurodiversity. 
 

By joining the Community you agree to be bound by the following rules: 
 

  1. Only those aged over 16 are permitted to join the community. If you are under 16 please use other services. 

  2. This Community forum is public, so do not post personal or identifying details. This includes but is not limited to, addresses, contact details, social media, or photographs of yourself. 

  3. Profile pictures/avatars and usernames should not use images of real people. They should not include the Liam The Teacher logo or include the words ‘Mod' or 'LIam The Teacher' as this profile is used by the administrator team. If your profile does not comply with this rule, you may be contacted by our administrator team to request an amendment or your profile or avatar may be reset.  

  4. Content must not be obscene, defamatory or libellous. It must not encourage, promote or glorify any forms of self-harm or self-neglect. Please do not use the forum to identify other individuals, whether in passing or when making complaints. Please use alternative websites or resources if you wish to make a complaint about an individual or third-party service.   

  5. Be nice to one another and enjoy chatting with others. We encourage conversation and respectful debate; please be aware that individuals may give opinions which are not shared by other members. Insulting posts or comments making personal jibes will not be tolerated.  

  6. Please do not post the same message to more than one forum or thread. Duplicate postings may be removed and may lead to your account being flagged for abuse of the forum. 

  7. This is a hate-free zone for neurodiverse people, their families and friends, and professionals working in the field. We do not permit sexism, homophobia, racism, anti-Semitism, religious intolerance, transphobia, disability hate speech, hate speech, obscenities or pornography to be posted or linked to here. 

  8. Recommendations are welcome. If you’ve found a service, book, helpline, or product helpful, feel free to share. If you are using an affiliate link, please advise of this in your post or comment. We do not allow users to register an account with us primarily to advertise, or sell, products and services. 

  9. Please do not post fundraisers to the Community. We cannot guarantee the legitimacy of these posts, which can leave the Community vulnerable to scammers and fraudulent requests. Please use alternative websites or resources if you wish to publicise a fundraiser.   

  10. Requests for research study subjects and surveys need to be directed to contact@ liamtheteacher.com for data protection and research ethics reasons. Please be advised that any requests for research subjects or surveys posted on the Community will be deleted without warning. 

  11. Media casting and research should be directed to contact@liamtheteacher.com. Please be advised that any media casting requests not endorsed by Liam The Teacher Limited. will be deleted without warning. 

  12. Posts which are deemed by the administrator team to be promoting illegal activity or putting a person at risk will be deleted without warning.   

  13. All the above rules apply to private messages, with the exception that people may wish to arrange to meet in person or contact one another by other means. In these cases please take the utmost care, and ensure that others are aware for your own protection. If you experience difficulties please contact the administrators for assistance. 

By joining the Community, you accept that the Community Administrator reserves the right to edit or delete comments and may suspend or delete accounts that break these rules. 

Continuously breaking the rules may lead to posts and comments being pre-moderated before being published, suspension of accounts, or deletion if rules continue to be broken. Any attempts to circumvent bans will result in accounts being deleted. 
 

A message from the Administrator: 
 

The Online Community aims to allow neurodiverse individuals, family members, friends and professionals space to support one another. While we do have a Community Administrator, their primary role is to ensure that the community is a safe place for all members, and to ensure that rules are followed. 

The administrator may step in to provide signposting if it is relevant, or if there are concerns for somebody’s safety. The community is not a crisis service, however, and the administrator is not bound to provide emotional support and advice. 

If the administrator has not responded to a post, this does not mean that the administrator is not aware of the situation. There may be a number of reasons that an administrator has not responded, for example, if the community has already provided all of the signposting that an administrator would be able to give, and they are comfortable that there is nothing else that they are able to add. There may also be reasons that the administrator is not always at liberty to discuss publically. 

In certain circumstances, the administrator may need to get in touch with a member directly. If this happens, it will not always be publically posted on the community thread. This is in order to protect the member’s confidentiality, as it may be a private and sensitive matter. 

Our Community administrator is here to help; we will not tolerate any abusive behaviour being directed at them and will suspend accounts if this happens. Please remember that administrators are real people, who are here to make sure the community is a safe environment. 

We do appreciate feedback, as this helps us to improve. If you have feedback, a concern or a question, please contact Liam The Teacher (contact@liamtheteacher.org) in the first instance. 


Thank you for respecting our rules; we hope that you enjoy being part of the Community forum and find it a friendly, helpful place. 

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