there is a private section that members only can access. that is the photos gallery and the contact details.
we are here for people who, like yourself, need advice but at the same time we are here for people who want information about downs syndrome but dont want to bring attention to themselves by joining. we dont want to discriminate against anyone who doesnt feel ready to talk. exactly how i was before i set up the site. even now i just come on and see how people are doing. but i dont post even though people know i am here.
we have been up and running for 2 years now and it has worked for us. non members can view the majority of the site... but it is members only that can post.
as parents of special children we all want to protect our children from people who just want to stare at them.. we have all been there. every member knows that their signature pictures will be on view to everyone who comes onto the site, it is their choice to display them for all to see.