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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.

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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

Little Gem TV looking for documentary participants

Fri 02 Dec 2016 12:10pm

Little Gem TV are looking for families to take part in an exciting new documentary series where we will capture and document your family life over a 5 year period. We will be talking to lots of families but, more specifically, would really love to hear from a family living with Autism. If you would like to show the country what it really means to live with autism and feel your story could raise awareness, then please do get in touch to hear more – they’d love to hear from you.



17year old with no formal diagnosis

Thu 01 Dec 2016 10:14am

Hi all. I am working with a young man who presents as streetwise, confident and is able to maintain good eye contact. He is currently undertaking agency work and is motivated and eager in seeking to gain an apprenticeship - with the support of a youth employment advisor.  However after working with him, I have noticed some traits which give the picture of a speech, language and communication and/or social communication need - ASD being a possibility:

 - This young man has difficulties...


17 month old not pointing or talking

Wed 30 Nov 2016 6:17pm


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...

New to this

byHelen Popoola
Helen Popoola

New to this

Thu 30 Jun 2016 5:15pm

Hi I like to introduce my self I'm Helen and I'm here to find out information and to talk to people who may have experience with an autistic child. My son Isaac is 2.5 years old and has autism I'm a mum of 4 and I have never dealt with something like this. I'm trying to get a diagnosis for Isaac but the system is so slow and I don't know where I'm upto and where it will all lead. If anybody is willing to talk to me I would appreciate it thanks.

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