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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.

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JDeb's picture

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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Participants needed for research investigating autistic interview preferences

Tue 29 Jun 2021 2:01pm

Hi everyone,

I am a Master’s student at Swansea University. As part of my dissertation, I am conducting research on unconventional interview formats and their suitability for the autistic population. As someone on the spectrum myself, I, as well as many others, have struggled to acclimate to conventional, face-to-face interviews as part of the hiring process and beyond....

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Magdalena Smusz

International online event on sexuality in neurodivergent individuals

Sun 27 Jun 2021 12:56pm

Hi all, 

Please check out this two-part online event. You may find it interesting. Six academics from different parts of the world will discuss sexuality in autistic people and people with ADHD. Free admission!

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International autism research opportunity

Thu 03 Jun 2021 11:23am

Hi everyone, 

My name is Caryn, I’m at UCL the UK.

We are doing a participatory research project. We have more autistics than non autistics on our team!

Our research is about autistic adults' reflections on how their autistic identity was shared with them & subsequently spoken about in their households as children. We hope to inform parents (and other stakeholders)  of autistic children in what to consider when disclosing autism to their children, tips/ do nots and...

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Research Participants Needed

I am Himangi Mamtani, an MSc Clinical Child Psychology student at Anglia Ruskin University currently doing online research on British Indian Parents who have children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. I have previously conducted cross-cultural research and found that parental stress was significantly higher in Indian parents and resilience was lower. So, we wish to continue this work to study how these factors impact on parental mental health to determine protective factors that may help...

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