Guidelines: Sports

This group focuses on sports events, news and activities. Autism-focused sports activities are preferred, but do feel free to share other sports activities that autistics can participate in

 

Guidelines for staying on topic:

1) The topic and/or context should be about Sports. Since autistics and NeuroTypicals are both humans, it is unavoidable to discuss Sports matters that are of interest to both groups of people. However, the topic should preferably be first and foremost be of interest to the autistics in the group.

2) Since this is a Sports group, members are free to discuss Sports news like World Cup, SEA Games and the like. Moreover, we know that some autistics are interested in these.

3) This group is less about encouraging autistics’ participation in Sports out of charity or tokenism but more for self-development, personal growth and community bonding (through Sports)

4) Members are welcome to share your Sports experiences and achievements but kindly do not spam this group with a chain of images your Sports achievements. We advise that you place your pictures on an album, blog or website, and just share a single link to the group for people to browse at their leisure. If you like to send the pictures directly on WhatsApp, please keep it to a maximum of 3 consecutive photos per event.

5) Members are welcomed (and in fact encouraged) to organise sports activities and announce it to the other members of Sports Interest Group to participate/play together, as this promotes community bonding.

6) Sharing of Sports services (e.g. coaching or lessons) are also allowed, but NO aggressive advertising nor pressurising. Just share the info of the services and leave it to the members’ free choice to decide whether to take it up or not. You can share if people ask, but keep it brief. You can reach out to interested members privately to give details but don’t spam the group.

 

Participants are welcome to share their experiences when it is relevant to do so. Where possible (though not a must), you can help enhance the quality of the discussion by Share sharing something that you don’t usually hear from other works on autism or something that gives a twist to the ordinary.

If you must share a long essay or article, please upload it on a blog, website, Google Drive or another online service first, then share the link for us to read at our leisure.