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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, Community Manager
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Sibylle


Did you know that autistic-like behaviours do not necessarily mean your child has autism?

Sat 19 Aug 2017 2:00pm

Did you know that autistic-like behaviours do not necessarily mean your child has autism? Are you worried about autistic-like behaviours because your child• does not talk, play, interact, eat, respond or behave as you would expect at this age?• shows repetitive or controlling behaviours like lining things up, flapping hands, tantrums or insisting on sameness? • sometimes seems lost, shut off, passive or withdrawn, prefers to play alone and has no friends, or...

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Sibylle Janert
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Smilerkel86


under 2 year showing signs of autism

Tue 15 Aug 2017 8:49pm

Hi all, I have just started out as a childminder. I have took on a little boy aged 23 months his mother is Russian and father Polish. He has an elder half brother who lives with him and speaks fluent English. The little boy has no language in any of the languages he associates with. I also think he has sensory issues we were at the park and his trousers got a little wet and muddy and he was distraught. He is also extremely fussy with food as in complete refusal to try anything. His emotions...

Free Resources

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Steve McGuinness


Free Resources

Wed 08 Apr 2009 5:21pm
Hello Everyone,



Listed here are certain websites on the subject of social stories, please let me know what you think. what makes them an even better resource is that schools can download them and they cost very little or are infact free, got to be good in anyone's book.

http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/mdenoncourt/Examples.htm

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'Autism is not a tragedy, Ignorance is the real tragedy' 'Just as the rainbow has its spectrum so too has Autism.....welcome to the colour-se7en.
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IsThereAnIssue


17 month old not pointing or talking

Wed 30 Nov 2016 6:17pm

Hello,

I have a 17 month old daughter who isn't pointing (to indicate want or show something) or talking yet.

However she does the following:

1. Understands words and commands

2. Points to picture books. But does not point to something she needs. Example - she will try to reach to her milk bottle and if unsuccessful would come crying to me but does not explicitly ask for it by pointing

3. She does babble and I'm hearing gibberish but no idea what any of it...

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