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Welcome to Talk about Autism - the UK's largest online autism community!

Our community is a safe space, which provides an invaluable source of peer support. Members can post questions, provide information and share experiences with those who have first-hand experience or a deep connection with autism. This community is not a help or crisis service.

This community is moderated by a small team of Ambitious about Autism staff during office hours, Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm. It is not moderated outside of office hours. This includes evenings, weekends and bank holidays.

Our community guidelines were last updated in April 2020. If you’re an existing or new member of Talk about Autism, please take a few moments to read about how you can get the most from being part of our community.

Talk about Autism was created in partnership with TalkTalk.

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New Talk about Autism community in development!

Fri 05 Nov 2021 10:17am

I'm excited to let you know that we're currently developing a new Talk about Autism community platform for parents and carers of autistic children and young people.  

Some of the changes you can expect include a secure, members-only community for you to communicate with other parents and carers in a safe online space. The community will also have groups you can join based on your interests and experience. Within these groups, you’ll have access to information, news and resources...

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After school childcare

Tue 20 Apr 2021 7:38pm

Hi All, I was wondering whether anyone knew of any good resources (or could even recommend anyone) to find an after school nanny for my daughter. She will be attending an ARP (additional resource provision) in the London Borough of Barnet, and becuase it's attached to a mainstream school, she is not allowed to attend the after school club. 

Any ideas welcome - I've signed up to the usual sites - Koru kids, but I wonder if there are any resources specifically for...

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Parents Needed for Sleep, Language and Mood Survey

Tue 03 May 2022 8:50am

Hi everyone,


I am part of a team of researchers at the University of York. We are running a project examining sleep in 10-13 year olds with autism. We are interested in finding out how sleep changes at the start of adolescents.


We are running an online survey for parents of children aged 10-13 to find out more about sleep in autism. The survey takes around 20...

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Looking for participants to discuss sibling relationships

Tue 19 Apr 2022 10:18am

I am conducting research on the relationships between autistic and non autistic siblings and how siblings care for each other. I am looking for teens willing to participate in a 60 minute video interview.

Do you qualify?

  • Located in the UK
  • Aged 12-18
  • Non-autistic
  • With an autistic sibling

If you or someone you know might be interested, contact me!

Sarah Campbell-


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#ActuallyAutistic Speaks So to Speak - World awake, We need each other! Please COMMENT and SHARE! JC

Sat 09 Apr 2022 8:36pm

Description under the video as follows:

Music 'Somewhere Over The Rainbow' by The New Men & Jimberry and the Couscous

''Someday I'll Wish Upon a Star'' - Well this is that Wish! Please Support, Share and Subscribe!

We have much to offer and rely on your help. My situation to be assessed imminently by Social Services who lack specific Autism Training.


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