Respect Guidelines

Be mindful that our members come from diverse experiences and include:

  • Autistic or otherwise neurodivergent people
  • Mad and/or mentally ill people
  • Disabled people and/or people with disabilities
  • Racialised people and/or people of Colour
  • Trans, non-binary, and/or gender non-conforming people
  • Survivors of sexual and/or other violence
  • People with disability-related speech/language barriers
  • People with limited access to English

Please assume that these experiences are present in our community spaces and be respectful.

Specifically this means…

  • Avoid things like racism, disableism, heterosexism, transphobia, sexism, sizeism, ageism, and/or gender policing, etc.
  • Respect everyone’s self-described identities and pronouns
  • Avoid asking questions about others’ bodies  
  • Speak from your own experience
    • Do not speak for others / for a group.
  • Be open to input and suggestions about how you can help to keep the space safer for everyone.

As a group, we are always looking for ways to improve.

Please contact us about any accommodations you might need to access our meetups (

If you’re interested in regular ace (and/or arospec) community meetups (like monthly discussions and social events), consider joining the googlegroup to where you can participate in scheduling events and some other community discussion.

Return to the main Accessibility page or check out the Space Accessibility page.