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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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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

Introducing Ambitious about Autism

Wed 16 Feb 2011 2:04pm

Hey everyone,

We have quite an exciting announcement to make! Some of you may already know about this but last week TreeHouse, the charity which provides Talk about Autism, was relaunched as Ambitious about Autism ( at the House of Lords. The launch was attended by 150 supporters of the charity as well as some of Talk about Autism's very own community...

Mike - Former Community Manager

Books and Writing

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Books and Writing

Wed 27 Apr 2011 10:35am

This discussion is all about reading. Here are some questions to get you started...

What book(s) are you reading right now?

What book are you looking forward to?

What's your favourite book/author?

Have you written a book?

Are you a writer?


And so on!


I'm a huge book nerd but I'm really sad to say that I'm not reading a book right now! But I can say...


Looking for Parents of Children with Angelman Syndrome

Wed 07 Mar 2018 3:55pm


My name is Rebecca Gilligan. I am a final year, undergraduate, Psychology student at the National University of Ireland, Galway (NUI Galway). Along with my supervisors, Dr. Geraldine Leader and Dr. Arlene Mannion, researchers at the Irish Centre for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Research (ICAN), we are conducting a study on co-occurring problems in children and adolescents with Angelman Syndrome.
It would be an amazing help if you would be willing to please follow the...

The Horse Boy


The Horse Boy

Fri 16 Mar 2012 3:40pm


I saw again today for the second time a TV ad for this book with some great reviews from the Telegraph and Guardian newspapers.  Its the story of a young boy with a PDD (NOS) diagnosis and his journey with the help of horses and chamins.

Did a google search and found this link to a short synopsis by the Guardian of the story.

Josie - Community Champion
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