About Our Blog
We aim to bring you a new blog each week (maybe more!) as a way of sharing with you our thoughts, opinions and knowledge about autism. There is so much that goes on across our services day to day that it seems only right to share with you the challenges, achievements and lessons learnt along the way.
We also want to shed a bit more light on the variety of our work and give you the chance to get to know some of our staff and the key projects we are working on. For example, our researcher, Joe, will be providing insights and commentary on the research our autism practitioners are engaged in as well as any significant findings from other studies.
In addition to blogs from us, we will on occasion be featuring guest blogs. Here we want to capture some of the thinking from other professionals in the wider field of autism as well as sharing the perspectives of individuals who have their own story to tell.
Whether it is sharing practical advice, a research update, a great resource or simply an observation, we hope there is something for everyone.
Our Blog Guidelines
We welcome comments and questions on our posts and hope that it offers an opportunity for dialogue about autism and our work. However, we have to make you aware of a few golden rules that are really important to keep the blog a friendly and welcoming place for people to visit.
We reserve the right to not publish comments that:
- Make personal attacks of any nature or that are disrespectful to the blogger or other commenters.
- Are unlawful, harassing, defamatory, explicit, abusive, threatening, or offensive.
- Advertise for commercial products or services.
- Offer medical advice or advocate any ‘treatments’ for autism.
- Include material that the poster does not own the rights to.
- Includes contact details of the poster, or anyone else, in the body of the post (phone number, email address, etc).
- Are not related to the topic being discussed or are obviously pushing an irrelevant agenda.
Submitting a comment
Please be aware that in order to submit a comment you need to create an account on Disqus. All comments will be approved by a moderator before they will be published so they won’t appear immediately and we will not publish any comments which violate our guidelines.
We ask for an email address from anyone leaving a comment - this will not be published but is there in case we need to contact you in relation to your comment. We will not add your details to any other databases we hold without asking your permission first. The name you submit your comment under will be displayed on our website however you are very welcome to post under a pseudonym.
If you want to contact us in private about any of the blogs, you can do so by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Scottish Autism will only collect, process and store information we have openly collected from you or with your consent, in accordance with data protection laws. Your details will be held only by Scottish Autism and will not be made available to any third party, except where otherwise stated. At any time you can request to be removed from our database by emailing email@example.com.
Our blog will mainly be made up of thoughts, opinions and insights from our staff at Scottish Autism but now and again it will include guest blogs from other people in the autism community who have a particular specialism or whom can offer a different perspective.
Guest blogs should conform to the golden rules above and principally are about sharing expertise and experiences. The content should not in whole be replicated on another blog but rather be exclusive to our site. Ultimately Scottish Autism reserves the right to edit a blog before publishing however this would always be done in consultation with the original author. All guest bloggers must also submit a short biography and photo for our ‘Our Bloggers’ section. For more guidance on guest blogging, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org