Welcome to DifferentKindofSpecial.com. We’re happy you found us. Because we want this community to be empowering, positive and informative for all of our guests, users and members, we’ve developed a few guidelines.
DifferentKindofSpecial.com (Site) is an informational resource developed by parent caregivers and family members to assist you and your family with the challenges of parenting a child with complex developmental and medical issues. While we hope to provide you with useful information and assistance, the Site is not intended to be a substitute for professional advice. Under no circumstances will we be liable for any loss or damage caused by your reliance on information obtained through the Site. It is your responsibility to evaluate the accuracy, thoroughness or usefulness of any information, opinion, advice or other content available through the entire Site, including blogs, webinars, downloads, forums, reviews, comments, and online conversations. Any decisions that you need to make about the care of a family member should be made after consulting with a professional licensed service provider based upon your specific needs or conducting your own careful review and investigation. Never disregard professional advice, including medical and legal advice, or delay in seeking it, because of something you have read on this Site.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Please use the same courtesy when posting messages and comments on the Site as you would use when speaking to someone face to face. Parenting a child with special needs is hard, and we all have our own challenges. This is not the place for harsh criticisms or negativity. We are in this together. So, while you don’t have to agree with the opinions and/or choices of others, we ask that you show courtesy and respect.
We’re all for freedom of speech. But, we will not tolerate posts, comments, content, videos, images or anything else that we consider to be offensive, harmful, threatening, unlawful, abusive, inflammatory, fraudulent, hateful, racist or ethically objectionable. Any members found doing so will be banned from using the website and reported to the applicable authorities if required.
Responsible, Respectful Sharing of Our Content
DifferentKindofSpecial.com provides you with access to a great variety of resources, and we want those resources to help as many families as possible. We love it when you share information we’ve provided! But, please keep in mind we’ve worked hard to create this content and that all images and text on this site are property of Different Kind of Special. If you’re going to share the content, make sure that you include a link back to our original post. Pinning is always welcome and appreciated! Thank you!
Prizes and Contests
At times, we may do contests and item giveaways because we like to share books, tools, toys and other resources that we’ve found helpful. By entering into a contest, you consent to being contacted via email, phone or mail in order to keep you updated about your entry into the contest.
We encourage you to get share links to petitions, blogs and products you find useful. But we will delete attempts to spam the Site with links promoting your own products and services or if you share links to resources that we feel are inappropriate.
What we collect
We may collect the following information:
- Your email address
- Demographic information, such as your name, phone number and/or postal address, should you choose to tell us
Protecting your information
You don’t have to share any of your personal information with us in order this Site, but we may ask for some personal information in order for you to use certain features and/or access additional content on this Site. We will not collect any of your personal information without your permission to do so.
If you do choose to share your personal information with us, we take various measures to make sure it’s safe and protected. These security measures include:
- Using a secure server and encryption when transmitting the information you have shared with us.
- The web server itself is kept in a completely secure and managed environment.
Using your information
We do not pass on, share or sell your information, unless you specifically consent to us doing so or we are specifically required to by law.
We only use the information you give us to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, such as:
- For internal record keeping.
- To contact you, but only with your prior permission, by email or personal message, for market-research purposes.
- So we can send you information and/or additional content by email, such as a newsletter
- So we can get a better understanding of the kind of articles, advice, services and information that you want
The information that you provide us is not shared with any other third parties unless you have given us permission to do so.
What we send you
We use the information you have shared with us to communicate with you and send you things in the following ways:
- Email – we send you emails only if you have given us permission to do. If you no longer want to receive emails from us then you can either unsubscribe using the unsubscribe link on the email.
- Postal mail – now and again we may run promotions or competitions. If you’re one of our lucky winners then we’ll send you your prize by mail.
Links to other websites
Controlling your personal information
You may choose to change or restrict the use of your personal information by logging in and altering your registration details and subscribing/unsubscribing to our email options.
You may ask us to provide details of the personal information we hold about you. To request this information please email us.
If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to or email us as soon as possible. We will, of course, happily correct any information that’s found to be incorrect.
The Site uses cookie and tracking technology depending on the features offered. Cookie and tracking technology are useful for gathering information such as browser type and operating system, tracking the number of visitors to the Site, and understanding how visitors use the Site. Cookies can also help customize the Site for visitors. Personal information cannot be collected via cookies and other tracking technology; however, if you previously provided personally identifiable information, cookies may be tied to such information.
What are Cookies?
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Please note that switching cookies off may mean that some functionality on this site may also be switched off.
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