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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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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




Fri 10 Jan 2014 12:16pm

I have my personal independence payment consultation/assessment thing next week. Does anyone have any advice or tips or suggestions? I really don't know what to expect. I have good days where I can do a lot, and bad days where I can do nothing. Has anyone else been awarded/assessed for PIP?


lewisham people's day - 8th july, 2017 - sensory zone

Wed 28 Jun 2017 10:54am

Sensory zone 

  • This year there will be a dedicated sensory area with trained staff for children and young people who may find some of the other activities overwhelming.
  • You can expect sensory play and a dark, quiet space as well as arts and crafts activities.
  • There will be a few sets of noise-cancelling headphones here for visitors to borrow.
  • You’ll find the sensory zone next to the George Lane entrance...


Whirling Mind

Autistic Man Survives in Desert Story

Fri 13 Jul 2012 8:11pm

Hi everyone,

just read this and thought it was of interest:

What struck me, on a personal note, is that it says autistics are naturally drawn to water (which is what enabled the search and rescue people to find him) and although I do remember reading something about running water and autistics...


Sensory Issues / Clothes

Wed 11 Jun 2014 1:57pm

Hi...does anyone have any ideas to get my nearly 12 year old son to wear more than one outfit? He just attaches himself to one pair of trousers and one top and pair or shoes (other than school uniform) and will wear those, and nothing but those, for weeks or months. He refused to wear anything but crocs throughout all of last winter - even in the rain. He will wear the same top and refuse to change it even if it's filthy (I wash them when he's at school or asleep). When we do find another...

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