My child doesn't want to join because they are too anxious or reject autism. What do I do?
Joining a new community is difficult, especially if you have negative feelings towards autism. Here is how we can help with that.
We have written some information here which may help when talking to young people who are struggling with their autistic identity: https://www.barrierstoeducation.co.uk/talking-about-autism
We understand how overwhelming it can be to join a community like Spectrum Gaming. Therefore, we have created special 'New Members' areas of our servers, which have members of our Young Staff Team called 'Helpers' who help new people to settle in and find their way around. Members of staff can also help with setting up connections between young people in the community if they are struggling with this.
There are also pages on our website where you can see how the Discord server looks and works before you join, which some young people might find helpful.