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Talk about Autism is the UK's largest online autism community. We have a team of moderators - and it's friendly - our community is supportive and welcoming to new members. You can discuss anything related to autism.

New to the community? Please start a discussion and tell us a bit about yourself. If you need some help getting started don't hesitate to contact us and we'll do our best to assist you.

You can find us on the homepage under 'Talk to others'.

Talk about Autism was created in partnership with TalkTalk. 

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CharlotteL


Welcome to members! Come and introduce yourself.

Tue 01 Sep 2015 10:34am
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Welcome to the forum!

What’s it all about? As the name suggests, this is a space to talk about autism with others.

You can share your thoughts and experiences, frustrations, joys and anything at all related to autism!

We want this to be a safe and friendly space to chat.

Here you can introduce yourself to the community. You might want to share a hobby or interest or your connection with autism.If you've been a member of the community for a while,...

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Struggling mam

Fri 09 Nov 2018 1:05pm

 Hi I am so sorry I have not been on for a while but I am struggling to cope right now I feel I have to give up my 17yr son is struggling  with college and my 13yr old 6 is struggling  with her anxiety and depression not sure if she has autism too then there is me i just can't go on things are just going round in circles I have emailed every website I can and some get back to you and say hang on in there are things will get better a don't know how to help my kids anymore I am too tired  how...

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michaelz


petra's place - new therapy centre in london

Tue 14 Aug 2018 8:57am

...The new Petra’s Place centres offer a child and family-centred responsive space where children aged 18 months to 4 years on the autistic spectrum will receive an individual programme of support to develop strength and resilience before they enter the education system...

http://www.petrasplace.co.uk

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Whirling Mind


What are the NHS diagnostic criteria?

Sun 13 May 2012 5:04pm

Hi all,

does anyone have some sort of list or something, of what the NHS criteria are for getting a diagnosis?  This would be for Aspergers or perhaps high-functioning autism.  Late last year I had an email conversation with an expert in autism especially in females, and was told some odd things.  One of these was:

"...the diagnostic criteria is very strict for a clinical diagnosis. There are many common traits and behaviours shared by people with...

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michaelz


steven neary - hillingdon council - `deprivation of liberty` order

Fri 16 Mar 2012 12:37pm

Record reaction over autism story

Posted by Dan Coombs on Jul 28, 10 08:52 AM in Local Authority

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