Currently we're using Yahoo Messenger for our chats. See below for illustrated details.
Also see the AutismNE Calendar for upcoming Chat dates.
We use Yahoo Messenger for our chat room. This is a safe and secure chat room and members join the chat by invitation. See below for How to Join our Chats.
How To Join Our Chats:
(note: if you have an older version of yahoo messenger you can check compatibility, just let me know and we can try an instant messaging test.)
If you know that you don't have Yahoo messenger contact AutismNE.
If you're not sure if you have Yahoo messenger, you could try doing a "find" on your computer, use the "find" command and type in Yahoo messenger there maybe be something that comes up with an extension .exe at the end of it. That will be the application to click on.
Below is how to sign in to Yahoo Messenger and how to add someone to your friends (buddy) list:
ps. don't forget to rsvp to join a chat. See bottom for rsvp details. - rsvp is not required to join but appreciated.
Click on the icon to open Yahoo messenger (if you have it)
Here is the Yahoo messenger Sign on screen.
1. Just sign in with your Yahoo ID, if, you can use that screen name and the password that you sign into yahoo.
2. see next illustration below for step 2.
After you sign in, this shows the profile and ads window, you can close that window if you wish. At the time you sign on I should be online, my screen name will show up on your list if you have included it already. If not, see next step on how to add a screen name to your list.
Just type in the screen name of the person you want to add to your list. See Illustration below.
Next> **In the next step it's Very Important that you add a "personal message" to the person you are adding to your buddy list. Otherwise your invitation may be ignored. If you wish to join the Mom's Chat add "Iwant to join Mom's Chat and your name as a personal message so that I know "who you are" asking to join Mom's Chat. Let me know you want to join Mom's Chat first by using the "Contact Us" link below, then I will send you my IM name to add to your buddy list.
Then click on Finish. I'll accept your invitation and then we'll be connected where we can send each other Instant Messages. I'll invite you to the chat through the instant message., at that point you'll click on the invitation accept button to a conference.
Please RSVP for the Chat if you haven't yet. Just click this Contact us link and mention you would like to join the live Mom's Chat.