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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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Charlotte
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Runningwithscissors


Can anybody help me understand the diagnoses process

Wed 17 Jul 2019 10:44pm

My son is going through assessment for autism again age 9. He was assessed at 2 and 5 and now we are repeating the process again. 

May two they said there was not enough evidence and he may grow out of some behaviours so they would look again at 5. 

At 5 they said not enough evidence to confirm ASD but then at 7 he stared to fall apart at school and they decided to repeat the process again. We are two years down the line and don’t seem much further on. 

We have competed...

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Jess02


Employment - Autism

Wed 03 Jul 2019 12:26pm

Hello!

I am a Psychology student who is eager to further my knowledge and career in autism. I'm currently supporting a teenager with autism and I also work as a support worker with people with disabilities.

I am currently working on my dissertation which will look at the experiences of adults with autism in employment. (This research has Ethical approval from my university).

There's limited research on work experience among individuals with autism. So, please if...

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JessicaC
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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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ulrichburke


Please someone answer this, never really felt this helpless before.

Sat 02 Mar 2019 3:59pm

Hi! I need help to learn why I get banned from loads of places and how I can get to fit into groups better.

I'm Chris, I have Asperger's, Cerebra Palsy, Hydrocephalus, Dyspraxia and Caetextia. Not sure if I'm putting this in the right part of Fb or if I'm using Fb right so if I'm not, tell me to move this and I will.  NOT good at this site. Anyway.

I REALLY want to feel safe in groups. I've spent my life being physically beaten up because I'm 'weird', 'monster man', 'Shrek', '...

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