Even when I was a science teacher for at-risk kids, I never expected to have the chance to work on a project that’s as able to change the world as Understood. The power of people is never more evident than when those people are driven by a cause. In this case, the cause is to be understood. Our online community will help you be understood. It’s a place for parents to connect and convene, to offer and seek support, and to be a part of a community of parents on similar journeys. Parents stop by to vent, to gather moral support, to rally, to express the love they have for everyone in and around the field of learning and attention issues—and so much more. By joining the community, you’re connecting yourself with a like-minded group of people who can help you along the way. Here’s how it works. The Groups There are nine groups in the community—with more to be added in the future: General Discussions Early Learners It’s Elementary Middle School Milestones Teen Talk Comunidad en tu idioma Weekend Wisdom Each group is designed to help you find the content that’s most interesting and helpful to you at this point in your journey. The Boards Each group contains smaller collections of conversations called boards. In the Early Learners group, for instance, there’s an Introductions board, as well as other boards. When you join a group, you can read all the conversations happening on the different boards in that group. The boards are designed to organize similar thoughts and dialogues so the conversation is easy to follow. Some boards may be more compelling to you than others. Some people join the community just to look around and read what other people are saying. But the real fun starts (and the real help happens) when you participate. The Moderators When you visit the groups, you’ll notice that some of the participants are moderators. There are 12 moderators from around the country who are there to help you. The moderators were selected because of their experience in the field of learning and attention issues. So go ahead and ask them questions! Even if they don’t know the answer, they can show you the best resource to find an answer. The moderators are active in the online community, helping make sure the community is safe and friendly for all of us. Getting Started To get started, join the group that interests you the most. Then tell us a little about yourself on the Introductions board. I can’t wait to see you in the community! Any opinions, views, information and other content contained in blogs on Understood.org are the sole responsibility of the writer of the blog, and do not necessarily reflect the views, values, opinions or beliefs of, and are not endorsed by, Understood.