Community Guidelines

At the ACO we cultivate the sharing of and respect for our membership’s diversity of knowledge, experience, and opinion. The ACO’s unmoderated Community Forums are for the benefit of the ACO member community and have been created specifically for discussion of professional issues.

To cultivate respectful professional discussions on ADHD coaching and related topics, here are the rules for the members of our group. The discussions on the lists are meant to stimulate conversation, not to create contention.  Please take a moment to acquaint yourself with these important guidelines:

  1. Maintain a positive and professional atmosphere. Avoid gossip and hearsay.
  2. Promote discussions that are of general interest to the ACO community. Avoid discussion of personal matters.
  3. Express your opinion, but pay attention to word choice and tone. Do not post anything that you would not say publicly to someone’s face. Do not indulge in flaming, which is a hostile and insulting interaction between Internet users, often involving the use of profanity. This includes derogatory comments, ridicule, excessive sarcasm, and belittling others. Respectful disagreement is not flaming, but derogatory remarks will not be tolerated, as they do not promote the goals of the ACO.
  4. All defamatory, abusive, profane, threatening, racial, sexual, and religious harassment or illegal materials are strictly prohibited. Do not post anything in a forum message that you would not want the world to see or that you would not want anyone to know came from you.
  5. Respect confidentiality. Do not copy or forward anything unless you have the original poster’s permission to do so.
  6. You agree to share at your own risk. There is no way we can ensure confidential material to remain on the list. Remember that the Internet is NOT a private place. Everything you post is on the record, permanently available to current and future members and potentially forwardable to nonmembers.
  7. If you see a clear violation of these guidelines (not just if you disagree with the post), please help keep your group useful and helpful by following the complaint process listed below.

By using the ACO’s Community Forums, you agree that you have read and will follow these rules and guidelines as well as our Terms of Use.  If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to Contact Us.