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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 is sponsored by 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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Charlotte, Community Manager

Crime

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Gary


Crime

Sat 28 Apr 2012 9:27pm
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Hi all. I've just found this site while searching the net. I am a social worker and I work in a youth offending team with adolescents who get into trouble. I have noticed over the past three or four years that more and more young people with and ASC, including Asperger syndrome, are coming to our attention. I have worked with quite a number of young people and have learned so much about the condition. I have been concerned about the way young people with ASCs are treated within the criminal...

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CharlotteL


Favourite books about autism

Tue 20 Oct 2015 9:15am
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What are your favourite books about autism?

It might be fiction like the Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.

Or non-fiction like Steve Silberman's Neurotribes?

Personally, I've just started reading Neurotribes...so far so good! 

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Charlotte, Community Manager

Music as a Special Interest

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MartialAutist


Music as a Special Interest

Thu 17 Apr 2014 3:04pm
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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...

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Sampler1work


IEP Documents to ask for in advance

Mon 20 Feb 2017 4:13pm
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Hi Everybody.

Anybody have any idea's on what stuff we should have been provided before we do our daughters annual review of her statement. Our daughter has been statemented for 22 hours a week 1-1 since she first started school and and this has always been broken down into each day and what provision during the day C was going to be catered for. This included last years statement and again it was broken down for each day. We have now suddenly been told that its not down to hours its...

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