Thursday, 4 August 2011

July Community Newsletter

It has been a great month for our community:

  • We have gained over 2,000 new members on our Facebook page! Thank you to everybody who shares our community with others. On our page alone, we now have almost 42,000 members!

  • Also, this month, our Facebook group passed 1,000 members. Our group is constantly active and our members offer a great deal of support. When our original group was archived, it was the members who helped re-build the small corner of our community. Now, more active than ever, it is great to see the group where our community began flourish again in such a small space of time.

  • We had some great topics suggested on our Facebook page and amazing input as ever. You can find a list of July discussion topics here. Thank you to everybody who contributes to our nightly discussions. We meet nightly at 9:30pm. Fridays are open discussion nights for general chat. Everybody is welcome!

  • Our Google+ account is back up and running. Unfortunately, Google will not allow the name ‘Aspergers Awareness Community’, so I have had to use my name, ‘Gemmaleanne Goode.’ The account is purely for community news. It is a pity that the community name is not allowed, but it is great that we can still keep up to date on Google+ and I look forward to what G+ can offer our community.


  • Between Friday 5th - Saturday 13th August, our Facebook group will be closed. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause. The Facebook page will still be open as usual. I appreciate your patience during this time.

  • Google+ offers some great features for our community. Stay tuned for some exciting additions to Aspergers Awareness Community in the next couple of weeks!

Thank you to all members across the internet, on Facebook, Twitter, Myspace, Blogger and G+. Your support is outstanding and much appreciated!

July Discussion Topics

Hello. Here is the list of topics that we covered in July on our Facebook page. We meet at nightly at 9:30pm GMT for member suggested discussion topics and each Friday, we have an open discussion where members meet up for general chat.

  • Relationship Questions
  • Tics and Repetitive Behaviour
  • Agoraphobia
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Phobia
  • ADD ME
  • Wandering Off
  • Stereotyping
  • Hygiene and Personal Care
  • Indecisiveness
  • When and How To Tell Friends You Have Aspergers
  • Confrontation
  • What Else Defines You?
  • Do You Do That Too?
  • Employment
  • Disbelief of Aspergers
  • Where Are You From?
  • Sensory Issues
  • Depression Resources
  • Stimming
  • Pain Tolerance
  • Online Privacy
  • Speech Delay
  • Social Isolation
  • How Do You Calm Down?
  • Aspergers Traits in On-Screen Characters
  • Do You Believe In The Supernatural?
  • Lies
Thank you to everybody who contributes to our nightly discussions. Everybody is welcome!

Friday, 22 July 2011

Member Suggested Future Discussion Topics

Sensory issues
Behaviour problems
Do you like being told what to do.
memory skills
Bathroom Issues
Tact or lack thereof
Self Awareness
What do you do to calm down
Passing as an NT
Overeating/excessive appetite
Maladaptive Daydreaming
Speech issues
Dyslexia and aspergers
Gender Role Expectations
Organizational skills "executive function"
Medication for anger and irritability
how to encourage child to use aspie gifts to excel
What is stimming?
Spirituality and Asperger's
Performing art
Psychedelic stimulation
University/College study
Pain Tolerance