Guidelines: Caregiver Support

This group focuses on supporting caregivers of autistic adults. Guidelines for staying on topic:

1) The topic and/or context should be predominantly about supporting caregivers of autistics. However, given that this is a social support group, there is room for discussions on caregivers’ matters for other groups of people.

2) The topic should be based on scenarios that can be encountered in the real world. Topics about imaginary scenarios and magical worlds are generally not relevant.

3) The topic should be related to caregivers of autistics who are confirmed to be on the spectrum, or otherwise believe that they are on the spectrum. Discussing about caregivers of people who have never mentioned about being on the spectrum, such as Albert Einstein, are not relevant.

4) The topic should be related to caregivers of autistics who are alive, or at least have some connection to life in the modern era (i.e. within the lifetime of the group participants). Discussing about life in the 19th century or earlier will be irrelevant.

5) Caregiver support will cover a wide range of topics which may overlap with other topics in the chat groups, such as the daily life issues and employment options of adult autistics. Where overlaps occur, the topics should be discussed on the caregiver chat group first and then be brought over to the other groups if the conversation is inadequate for exploration.

6) Given that this is a Caregivers Support social group, Caregivers may feel free to have discussions on matters concerning them as caregivers of autistics, and to announce or talk about Caregiver events and arrange to go for them if desired

Do note the rules about keeping the group spam-free. If you must share a long essay or article, please upload it on a blog, website, Google Drive or other online services first, then share the link for us to read at our leisure.