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. There will also be at least three adult FARA Ambassadors present. The adults will be there to help keep the conversation safe and going. October's hangout will be led by FARA Ambassador Andrea Garcia.
The theme will be: Back to school part 2. How is the school year going? How do you talk to friends and school staff about your ataxia? What are your strategies for studying or socializing? We will be joined by 2 people with Friedreich's ataxia currently in college/grad school. 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!
When: Thursday, October 24th, 8-9 PM ET (The hangout opens 30 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 WebEx before.)
Who: Teens with ataxia ages 13 to 19 (Please note: all the teens will be together, but we plan to host separate hangouts for young and older teens in the future.)
Where: On WebEx 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 email@example.com. Parents/guardians can also ask questions at this email address. Additionally, they can get a consent form here if they need to. Then, email firstname.lastname@example.org 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 WebEx. 18 and over: just let us know that you want to come by emailing us at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. A minimum of a half-hour before the hangout opens you will be sent a link to join the hangout on WebEx.
Pop an email to either address if you have questions!