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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.

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Talk about Autism was created in partnership with TalkTalk. 

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Welcome to members! Come and introduce yourself.

Tue 01 Sep 2015 10:34am

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,...

Charlotte, Community Manager

Is having autism a defense for hacking?

Mon 26 Sep 2011 1:44pm

There was an article in the Huffington Post about this issue and I thought it would be a great one to discuss on here. I sent this out on the social networks and a lawyer replied saying "The answer seems to be, not usually a defence, but it can be powerful mitigation. In less serious cases, every effort should be made to get ASD defendants diverted from...

Mike - Former Community Manager
Elena - former ...

Art - Colour, Texture, Light, Pattern

Wed 27 Apr 2011 10:35am

This new discussion topic fills a gap in The Social area of our is something which we haven't talked a lot about! 

Let's use this discussion to talkabout art - photography, crafts, painting, illustration, sculpting, collage, sewing, knitting, home decor, fashion design, graphic design, and so on. Tell us about your favourite artists. Or to talk about anything related to art - light, colour, texture, shape, pattern, nature. Also - museums, exhibitions, scientific...

Music as a Special Interest


Music as a Special Interest

Thu 17 Apr 2014 3:04pm

Sorry if I'm being blind, but I can't find a music thread (and even if there is one, I intend this to be a bit more specific).

Music is hugely important for me, and has been a particular interest of mine since I was a teenager.  As you'd expect from an autistic special interest, I'm very specific about what I'm into, and am quite happy to identify as a music nerd.  My own particular interest is Heavy Metal, specifically classic Heavy Metal (famous acts like Iron...

Jack on the home stretch

byJack D OU student
Jack D OU student

Jack on the home stretch

Fri 02 Feb 2018 4:59pm

Hello everyone,

I have finally posted anew YouTube video, as I near the finish lin for my MEng.


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