+ Meetup.com Can Be a Starting Place for Puzzled Parents

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A mom suggested that parents, professionals — or ANYONE — who wants to share or network in their local area might try to set up meetings through the Web site meetup.com.

She found a (business improvement) site which says

another tool that leverages the power of the large community of Internet uses within a specific geographic region is www.meetup.com.

As the name suggests, the site facilitates a way for people with similar interests to meet up locally.  This concept has really taken off in larger cities, with some groups numbering into the thousands.  Of course, at the other end of the spectrum are groups with just a couple of members, and I suspect that smaller groups are more productive.

To give you an idea of the type of interests that meetup.com caters for, a quick check for my region revealed groups for

  • Entrepreneurs
  • Graphic Design
  • French language
  • Investors
  • Writers
  • Stay at Home Moms
  • New in Town

What a great way to use the power of the Internet.  I’m absolutely convinced that many new and lasting friendships have been forged through these meetups.  Relationships that probably would never have happened otherwise.  Now there’s no reason for anyone to feel alone in their community. [from Mercola.com]

This might be a way for parents who have concerns or questions about any number of issues to find help and strength.  And leverage, as the site said.

How about sharing experience and lessons learned on the topics of autism, asperger’s, dyslexia, dyscalculia + math issues, learning disabilities, diagnosis, remediation, local resources, IDEA and school law, medication pros + cons, coping strategies, behavior issues?

It might be worth a try.

source: thanks to Tonya for the thought and to the site she found www.Mercola.com, a business improvement site. 

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