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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

Autistic brains "organised differently" say scientists

Fri 16 Mar 2012 2:48pm

This article was on the BBC News website today. It says:

People with autism use their brains differently from other people, which may explain why some have extraordinary abilities to remember and draw objects in detail, according to new research.

University of Montreal scientists say in autistic people, the brain areas that deal with visual information are highly developed. Other brain areas are less active.


Mike - Former Community Manager
Haughty Autie

Ch4's 'Are You Autistic' prog., AaA Youth Council and Prof.Baron-Cohen

Tue 10 Apr 2018 4:30pm

Hi, I'm a new member.  I had just written a paper called 'Sex, Gender, Class and STEM-subjects vs. Humanities in Constructions of Autism', when I saw the programme 'Are You Autistic?' on Channel 4.  My paper was concerned with the 'New Classic Autism' stereotype that James McGrath had referred to in his book: 'Naming Adult Autism' (2017) and very much involved Prof. Baron-Cohen and the University of Cambridge Autism Research Centre, so I was very intereseted in his...


Speech course study: Recruiting parents of minimally verbal children with autism.

Tue 10 Apr 2018 4:14pm

The Autism Research Centre in Cambridge is looking for volunteers to take part in a new research study. We are running a pilot randomised controlled trial of a speech course aimed to help parents to develop the oral-motor articulation of speech sounds in their child/ren with autism. The course is commercially available on the platform Cambridge Autism Learning (, which is a community interest company...

Whirling Mind

Article:"brain volume of the autistic girls deviated from the norm more than the volume of the autistic boys"/"...findings that show girls to be more seriously affected by autism"

Sun 03 Mar 2013 2:15pm

No doubt part of the problem for autistic girls is the rising level of social interaction that comes in middle school. Girls’ networks become intricate and demanding, and friendships often hinge on attention to feelings and lots of rapid and nuanced communication —...

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