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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
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...


Obsessions with countries/cities

Tue 30 Jun 2015 1:26pm

I was wondering if an obsession with geographical locations was common in people on the spectrum?

Geography is one of my favourite subjects, and I know the capital cities of many countries around the world. But I usually only obsess with one country, becoming deeply enthralled in its culture, places and people and forgetting about my own.

At the moment, I'm obsessed with Canada. If I spot something or someone Canadian, either outside, on TV or in a book or magazine, I become...

Robbie de Santos

Ask your local political candidates to support disabled children!

Mon 01 Aug 2011 10:38am

TreeHouse is a member of the Every Disabled Child Matters (EDCM) campaign for rights and justice for all disabled children. We are delighted to endorse the EDCM Constituency Pledge, launched on Thursday 25 February, which we are calling on all political candidates to sign up to. If candidates are elected to represent their constituency as an MP, the Constituency Pledge will commit them to meeting with local disabled children and their families, visiting the services they use and to raising...

Robbie   Policy and Parliamentary Officer TreeHouse
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