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Dayton Aspergers Resource Network

DARN Message Board


How to “join” the DARN Message Board group:

*  If you already have a Yahoo email account, you can skip Steps 1 and 2 and go straight to Step 3.  

Step 1: Sign up for a free Yahoo email account by going to

Step 2: You will receive an email from Yahoo to activate your account.

Step 3:  Once you have activated your account, request an invitation from the DARN message board owner at
See below for the information to include in your request.
Step 4: The MB owner will issue a welcome invitation from within the the message board.  Note: Yahoo only gives you 7 days to respond. If you do not accept your invitation within 7 days, contact the MB owner again to request another invitation.

Step 5: Once you respond to the welcome message, you will have to set up your Message Board account
(ie.your ID, password, how you want email delivered to you such as individual email messages, a daily digest of messages, special notices only, or view messages only on the message board).

*  You can use your regular email account once you have a Yahoo account set up.  If confidentiality is important to you, use your Yahoo email identity and email account to interact with the message board to protect your identity.

Please include the following information when requesting an invitation to join the MB

For Family Members:
Your first & last name:
Street address:
Telephone number:
Current email address:
Gender of person with ASD:
Year of birth of person with ASD:  

For Service Providers & Professional Members Only:
Your first & last name:
Job title:
Business street address:
Work telephone number:
Current business email address:
A brief statement indicating why you are interested in participating on DARN’s message board:
A pledge to use the message board to support families not spy on families in your district (I don’t mean to be offensive, but several families have had their DARN emails handed to them during IEP meetings and asked “Is this you?”):  

Message Board Guidelines

The moderator of this message board has the right to edit, delete or deny access to the message board to any person whose message is deemed to be questionable or violates the following guidelines:

Using a proper name:
Child's/ Individual's
Doctors (when discussing or pertaining to complaints;
OK to use when stating the doctor as a referral)

 Derogatory Statements (bashing) of:
The DARN Support Group
DARN's Administrative Council
Individuals with ASD

* No Spam
* Personal Advertising
* Funny Sayings
* Pictures or Graphics of any sort
* Profanity or Profanity Symbols
* Sexual Content
* Ludeness
* Abusive Content

If you encounter any trouble or problems, please contact our official owner / moderator directly at
Please remember to state your problem very specifically and include as many details as possible.

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