New - The Message Board is now a Forum!

From: user 994016
Sent on: Saturday, October 10, 2009 4:02 PM
Greetings everyone,

Meetup is always trying to improve the experience for people and they've now allowed me to turn the message board into a forum!

This means that topics can be posted into various categories depending on what you want to discuss. Have a look at them here:

The topic areas are as follows:

Meetup Notes and Information
This is where Meetup related info such as how to get here by bus, event announcements and and changes/cancellations will be posted. You can also ask questions about the meetup here!

General Chat and Introductions
Want to introduce yourself to the group? Not sure where your topic fits? You can post introductions and general topics here!

Diagnosis Questions and Answers
Are you seeking a diagnosis of an autism spectrum condition? Are you or your child newly diagnosed? Here is the place for resources and to ask questions!

The 411 and Web-based Information Corner
Do you know of any great online resources such as Facebook groups/pages, online support groups, etc. Please share your findings on the web here!

ASD Friends - Support and Chat for People on the Autism Spectrum
A parent and professional-free forum for people on the Autism Spectrum to talk about interests, concerns, favourite things, etc. Share stories, tell jokes, go on and on... anything goes!

The Career Centre - Jobs, Volunteerism and Support
Looking for work? Would you like to volunteer? Need advice on surviving the job interview, writing resumes and succeeding on the job? Support for folks on the Autism Spectrum in the wonderful world of work can be found here!

The Action Centre - Advocacy, Education and Awareness
This is the place for news, information and discussion about issues relating to advocacy. Are you trying to raise awareness? Lobbying for change? Dealing with issues with bullying, etc.? Here is the place to discuss taking action!

The Social Circle and Lover's Lane - Relationships and Support
Got questions about relationships? Need advice on starting and maintaining relationships with others? Not sure what to do in certain social situations? Do you have a partner or significant other on the spectrum? Ask questions and find support here!

School Daze - Education, College, University and Support
Are you attending university, having problems at school or are a parent wanting to talk more about education? Find support here for all issues relating to education!

ASD Parents - Support and Chat for Parents
A gathering place for parents of children, teens and adults on the autism spectrum. Ask questions, share ideas and provide support to each other.

Professionals' Corner
Have you got a service, research study or idea to share? Want to connect with other professionals? This is the place for professional members of the Meetup to let us know what you have to offer and to get to know each other.

Services Market
Looking for services or products that may help? Have a browse around the market! Important Note to Service Providers: For the protection of members and parents, all products and services are screened/approved first

The Spiritual Sanctuary - Talk About Spirituality
Do you have questions or need support with issues related to spirituality? This is the place. (No proselytizing, preaching or disrespectful conversations please) Please be nice to each other.

Archives of the Message Board
This is the previous message board of the Calgary Asperger's Syndrome / Autism Spectrum Meetup Group, so all messages prior to now are archived here for reference

Please feel to browse around and post topics to the appropriate fora. If you have questions or comments, please let me know.

Thanks and enjoy!

Athelia /|\

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