Join the FARA Ambassadors for a hangout for teenagers, 13-19, with ataxia (of any form). FA Teen Hangouts are hour-long web-based hangouts. If you don't have ataxia, you are not allowed to participate in the hangout. This is simply a place to meet and talk to other people who may be going through struggles and good times similar to you. There will also be at least three adult FARA Ambassadors present. The adults will be there to help keep the conversation safe and going.
May's hangout theme will be: Show us Your True Colors with your Zoom background and/or your custom facemask.
If you want to make your own background (be creative and appropriate) just snap a photo. Use a photo you already have or one of Zoom's backgrounds. Let us know how your background reflects you. Or, do you have a custom facemask you want to show us and tell us how it fits who you are? We can show you how to upload your background if you need. Join us to talk or just listen. We are sure you'll find you aren't alone! It is just a relaxed conversation...the theme gets us going, but we definitely don't stick to it! It isn't counselling.
When: Thursday, May 28th , 8-9 PM ET (The hangout opens 15 minutes early to try to work out technical issues. Please remember we are volunteers not IT professionals! Come early if you've never attended a hangout on Zoom before.)
Who: Teens with ataxia ages 13 to 19 (Please note: all the teens will be together)
Where: On Zoom so if you have access to the internet, speakers, and a camera on your device, you can come!
How: If you are under 18, you need to get your parents or guardian to sign a consent form. This should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Parents/guardians can also ask questions at this email address. Additionally, they can get a consent form here if they need to. If you already have a signed consent form, no need to get a new one! The signed form is good until the signer revokes it. Then, email email@example.com and request to join. A minimum of a half hour before the hangout opens you will be sent a link to join the hangout on Zoom.
18 and over: just let us know that you want to come by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. A minimum of ahalf hour before the hangout opens you will be sent a link to join the hangout on Zoom.
Pop an email to either address if you have questions!