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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's picture

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,...

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[Questionnaire] Relationship between Autism, Tactile Sensitivity and Social Impairments

Mon 10 Jun 2019 3:06pm

I am a Masters student at Newcastle University (Foundations in Clinical Psychology) and as part of my dissertation project I created a questionnaire in order to look at the relationship between Autism, tactile sensitivity and social/communication impairments. In order to complete the questionnaire, you need be over 18 and have a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder. The questionnaire is anonymous and will only be used for the purpose of this...

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Appealing against college placement

Mon 10 Jun 2019 2:29pm

Hi, my son is 19 and we are about to appeal against his new college placement. Could anyone please give me any advice? It would be lovely to hear from anyone who has been through this process.

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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...

Smearing - GROSS!!!

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Smearing - GROSS!!!

Wed 16 Jun 2010 8:28pm

Hi Everyone

 Wondered if anyone had any words of wisdom to share on the dreaded smearing! 

My wee boy has always done a little bit of smearing, usually when he is having a tough time of it.  The last time he did it a lot was when he started nursery.  Its started up again now he is starting school, but boy he seems to have stepped it up a gear.  He had his first induction day at school today and reacted by coming home and destroying his bedroom.  (To the extent I had to...

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