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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,...

MikeS's picture

Sensory rooms - should they be used?

Fri 15 Jun 2012 9:55am

Hi everyone,

Recently there's been some controversy over a school in Wales using padded time out rooms for pupils with special needs: Pembrokeshire pupil abuse row: Cover-up over padded 'time out' rooms denied. This has started a debate about sensory rooms and one headteacher from Penarth was interviewed by the BBC where...

Mike - Former Community Manager
ulrichburke's picture

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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Uhldeva's picture

New member

Sun 21 Apr 2019 8:33pm

Hi everyone,

I am Chris, 50 years old and getting part two of an assessment for ASD in a week's time. I found out I might be on the spectrum last July and it has been quite a few emotional months of discoveries for me ,of ups and downs, of being sure then having doubts creeping in. I have also changed job and now work with children's and young adults with epilepsy and/or autism. I love my new job, crafts( walking sticks,and one off various pieces), coins, history and above all...

mampmampmamp's picture

Where is the true, i am confuse about the genetics in autism

Wed 05 Mar 2014 6:34pm

Many loci are related to autism, some in a strong way.
If we assign these changes in behavior (autism) are caused by genes is all ok for me, but how i could get sure that it is not autism that caused these mutations?

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