Your privacy is very important to us. We’d like you to understand how we collect, use, communicate, disclose, and make use of your personal information. But enough legalese…
When we receive your name and email, my colleague (Susan Watts of The Autism Intervention Clinic of Guelph) and I will be sending you things that are relevant to autism recovery, whether it’s about one or more of the five root causes of autism, challenges to be aware of, opportunities to grasp, or social issues which are affecting autism incidence or autism services.
While we don’t currently have any affiliates, we do collaborate with different parents, educators, professionals, spectrum adults, and other folks with skills or expertise to offer in some of the specific projects we undertake.
If we ever do promote an affiliate or provide links to useful resources for sale from other people, we’ll let you know why we like which parts of what, and tell you if there are any financial rewards to us if you follow our link. We’ll also provide an alternate, non-affiliate link so if that’s not how you prefer to do business, you’ve another way to get there and investigate for yourself.
To the best of our ability, Susan and I will safeguard your contact information, both in our direct responses to your emails, and through our email system. Your information will not be shared with anyone unless we’ve asked for (and received) your permission to put you in touch with someone. People who are dealing with the more challenging symptoms of autism sometimes want someone to speak with who’s been in their shoes, but not all of you have the time and energy to share your stories and experiences with others. So we err on the side of caution.
We will check with you from time to time, and/or as required, to find out whether or not you still wish to be on our mailing list. And once you’re off our list, we promise you won’t hear from us unless you sign up again! Accidental unsubscribes really do happen (particularly annoying when you’re expecting course materials), especially if you forward a newsletter personally rather than “sharing with a friend” and someone unsubscribes for you by clicking the link attached to your records…
Our goal is to support you, and to help you support each other as much as possible, without ever leaving you feeling that your privacy has been invaded or broached, or your capacity overwhelmed. If we inadvertently upset you, we’d very much appreciate the chance to make amends.
If you have any unanswered questions about privacy or anything else, please contact us… Thank you for caring about someone with autism!