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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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Caryn's picture

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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The role of humour and other personal strengths in supporting wellbeing of autistic/AS adults - research participants needed

Tue 01 Jun 2021 4:46pm

Hans Asperger described autistic individuals as humourless... Will you help me prove him wrong by participating in my research study?


Link to the video introduction from me: 

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Opportunity to participate in autism research at UCL!

Tue 01 Jun 2021 1:37pm

Dear parents/carers,

My name is Breanne Kearney and I am a researcher at University College London. We are reaching out to parents willing to participate in a new study entitled ‘Sensory reactivity in genetic syndromes and autism’.

We are looking for autistic children 5 years and above and their parent/carers to take part in some fun social and non-social games, with and without background noise, whilst the child wears a sensor watch.  The study will take place online, using...

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HELP... Which terms should be used to talk about autism?

Thu 27 May 2021 9:44am

It's really important for the world to know how is best to talk about autism. Therefore, if you are an autistic person (self-diagnosed or with a formal diagnosis) anywhere in the world, please tell us about your autism-related language preferences by filling in this 10-minute online questionnaire! ...

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