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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'.

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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

Holiday horrors


Holiday horrors

Fri 21 Oct 2016 3:47pm


Thank you for taking the time to read this post, any help would be very appreciated. I have recently returned from an absolutely dreadful holiday with my nine year old autistic son. I won't go into details but before my wife and I book with a travel provider we told them of our son's condition and they stated they would be able to help in every way possible. Phew! After a few issues in the past this was a huge relief, someone who understood our additional needs as a family alas...




Fri 21 Oct 2016 3:29pm

Hi everyone this is my first post so be gentle  

my son aged 7 has recently been diagnosed with autism and I have a few questions . 

The main question is does anyone have any tips to help get my son to sleep , he says he is tired but cannot drop off and will not stay in his room he follows me wherever I go and gets really angry if I tell him he has to go to bed , also when he is misbehaving for instance beating his younger brother up I try to calm the situation and tell him if...

Jack's progress during 2016

byJack D OU student
Jack D OU student

Jack's progress during 2016

Tue 18 Oct 2016 10:43am

Hello everyone,

Well it has been a challenge this year, but hopefully by December, I will be half way to my MEng with the Open University, once I pass T804 (2nd attempt) and T805. Next week I start T889 "Problem Solving", what I will be very useful, help me to analyse problems and find ways to solve them.

My main worry is coming up with an idea for the EMA project, related to space/engineering. But once agian it is always different when I start a new module,  get anixous about...

Feeling bullied..?


Feeling bullied..?

Thu 29 Sep 2016 3:29pm

Hi everyone. 

Been a long time since I have been here. My 5yr old son finally received his diagnosis at the beginning of the year after three years working with professionals. We then moved across country and now I am hopefully no more than a few weeks away from an appoiintment with an autism unit after requesting referral due to my sons behaviour. I homeschool him and have no family anywhere near so almost all of my time is spent with him. I have joined a gym recently and enjoy going...

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