I'm so sad to report, that no longer can I support a4cwsn.
Unfortunately there has been a lot of online bullying recently :(
This bullying has been personally directed at myself and others. My personal email account has been posted on facebook AND twitter, and the cell phone number of another now ex-member of a4cwsn.
Let me explain, you see, some of us longer standing members, and biggest supporters started to ask questions regarding transparency. Instead of answering those questions, a4cwsn became defensive and rude. We were banned from the page. Posts would go up calling us to post, but of course we couldn't reply.
Then there was a "blacklist" ? I guess posted. Where again, my email was posted. Please note, that the emails that apparently I sent? They don't exist. Along with these posts, it was posted that everyone who followed the page should block, report and watch out for those of us who made the list for SCAMS!
Now again, on twitter today, another LIST has been created. If you search his handle, its under his lists. I'm sure you can all find it, and don't need me to post pictures.
Now, I don't know about you, but I've always been under the impression that if there is nothing to hide, why be scared to share?
On top of all of this, I have suddenly had my computer hacked twice. My personal email account, and have had multiple failed tries for someone to get into my facebook account. (My security is high, and I get a text message when someone tries to login!)
It's odd how us parents of special needs kiddos are always there advocating and protecting our children. Never do we think within our special community would we come across such outrageous actions, and bullying. We need to remember that while yes, we would do everything for our children, we would fly to the moon and back if we could, that we need to protect ourselves, and our friends and family within this community. Unfotunately, though we do not like to admit it, we are a vulnerable bunch. When something is dangled in front of our faces that we so desperately want for our children, we would do just about anything. We need to remember to think rationally, and question. And hey, who knows better than to question, question and question some more than us?
We're a smart group of folks, us special needs parents.