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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
Jules Attwood

Research study exploring social confidence.

Wed 19 Jul 2017 2:52pm


My name is Jules and I am a trainee clinical psychologist at the University of Bath. I am conducting a survey which has been designed to explore whether some of the factors thought to influence social confidence in the wider population are equally relevant for people with autism. I am doing this to help psychologists understand how current therapies for social anxiety may need to be adapted to be more helpful for people with autism who wish to access them.

The survey...


nai - welsh autism charity - gethin jones

Tue 25 Jul 2017 9:15am

...My only sibling, my sister Mererid, who’s 40 and a paediatric physiotherapist, has two children – Alby, aged ten, and Lenny, seven. They’re the most special people in my life. Alby is autistic which means he’s different, that’s all, and my best friend Sion also has an autistic nephew, Twm.

About two years ago we set up the charity Nai – the Welsh word for nephew – to help parents of autistic children.

Mererid’s such a Strictly fan that when I was on it in 2007 she used to...


Are you a parent or carer of a child with autism who's been excluded from school? We need your stories!

Tue 21 Jan 2014 2:06pm

Ambitious about Autism is launching a campaign about school exclusions in a few weeks time and we need stories from parents and carers of children with autism who have been excluded from school so we can raise awareness of this issue in the media.

Children with autism are much more likely to face exclusion than their peers and we need your help to reverse this and make sure all children with autism get the education they deserve. Please email or call Anabel Unity Sale, our Press and...

Mike - Former Community Manager

Anger issues...


Anger issues...

Sun 23 Jul 2017 2:53pm

Hello again, I am having some problems with my anger, it's been like this for a long time...a lot of things can set it off and once it goes, THERE IS NO CONTROLLING IT!!! That is my problem, if it can't be controlled while I am actually angry... what can I do? Everyone just keeps telling me "control it" or step away from the situation,.... isn't easy especially when one of those things KEEPS following me wherever I go and intentally bugs me just so I would lose my temper (my sister) and when...

A warrior from an unknown land here to protect those without a voice and those who deserve it
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