06 Jun 2013
Kristine Barnett, author of The Spark: A Mother’s Story of Nurturing Genius, will be taking part in a live online Q & A with us on Thursday 20 June 2013, 8-9pm BST. The Spark follows Kristine's experiences raising her son Jacob, who is a child prodigy with autism, recently tipped to be a Nobel prize winner. This is your chance to ask your questions about the book and her experiences raising Jacob.
29 May 2013
Thank you to everyone who filled in our Talk about Autism community satisfaction survey. We've collected the results and written some responses.
17 Apr 2013
We've created a new Talk about Autism community satisfaction survey to get your thoughts on the forums. Since we launched the redesigned Talk about Autism website in April 2012 we have seen a lot of new members joining so we thought it was time to get your feedback again.
04 Apr 2013
We've appointed to new Community Champions on Talk about Autism, Kim and Sharon. They will be offering advice and support to members to the site and ensure the community remains the safe and welcoming place it is today.
12 Mar 2013
During January and April we ran a series of online Q & As called our Family Support Season which were designed to offer parents and carers of a child with autism support and advice from some of the leading experts in the autism sector. We wanted to make sure we got your feedback on the season too so we put out a quick survey. Here are the results.
06 Mar 2013
Dr Wendy Lawson, psychologist, counsellor, lecturer and author on the autism spectrum, will take part in a live online Q & A with us on Thursday 14 March 2013 at 8-9pm GMT. She will be answering your questions about her life and perspectives on autism.
07 Feb 2013
Tracy, known to all of us as hard-working Community Champion Snowdrop, stars in the new Talk about Autism video. In the video, Tracy talks about her experiences with her sons' diagnoses, joining the site for the first time and how meeting other parents on the site has helped her in her journey as a parent.
07 Jan 2013
We're looking for a new Community Champion to join the Talk about Autism team. The Community Champions role is a voluntary role to help and guide our members as they make their way around the community forums. As a Champion you will help to build a supportive, lively and friendly environment in which to discuss autism and related topics.
21 Dec 2012
We'll be hosting a series of online Q & A sessions to support parents and carers of a child with autism on the issues they care the most about.
20 Dec 2012
Rt Hon John Bercow MP, Speaker of the House of Commons and Parent Patron of Ambitious about Autism, will be joining us for a live online Q & A on Wednesday 9 January 2013 between 8-9pm GMT.
14 Dec 2012
The Education Select Committee is a group of MPs who scrutinise education policy and make recommendations to the Government. Graham Stuart MP, Chair of the Education Select Committee, will be joining us for an online Q & A on the Children and Families Bill on 20 December 2012.
06 Dec 2012
Christmas is just around a corner so we’ve put together a list of tips for having an autism-friendly Christmas. Please let us know if it is helpful for you. Thanks to everyone on the forums, Twitter, Facebook, and Reddit who shared their thoughts, experiences and suggestions – we really appreciate it. We hope you have a merry Christmas!
14 Nov 2012
According to the statistics, autism affects more men than women, but is this down to a biological difference or is there an issue with diagnosis? In our next online Q & A, Robyn Steward and Dr William Mandy will be joining us to answer your questions about women and girls on the spectrum.
02 Oct 2012
Early next year Talk about Autism is planning on doing some online Q & As which have a practical focus and feature experts on particular subjects. Please take our survey and let us know which subjects you'd most like to see covered.
28 Aug 2012
Daniel Tammet, bestselling author and autistic savant, will be doing a live online Q & A with Talk about Autism on Thursday 20 September 2012 at 8pm BST. He will be answering your questions about his life as an autistic savant and his books.
01 Aug 2012
Seth Mnookin, author of The Panic Virus: The True Story Behind the Vaccine-Autism Controversy, will be doing a live online Q & A with Talk about Autism on Wednesday 15 August 2012 at 7pm BST.
13 Jun 2012
Patricia Howlin, Professor of Clinical Child Psychology at the Institute of Psychiatry in London, will be doing a live online Q & A with Talk about Autism on 18 July at 12pm BST.
23 May 2012
We are very excited to announce that we will be doing a live online Q & A with Arthur Fleischmann, father of Carly of Carly's Voice, on Thursday 7 June 2012 at 7pm BST.
22 May 2012
After receiving some feedback from members about the notification emails on the site we decided to update them so now you can choose to receive them hourly, daily or weekly.
04 May 2012
Dr. Alexa Posny, Assistant Secretary for Special Education in the United States Department of Education, is to do a live online Q & A on Talk about Autism on 15 May, between 8-9PM British Standard Time (BST).
26 Apr 2012
We've just added a new section on online safety to the Talk about Autism site with links to useful organisations and advice on how to use the internet and social networks safely.
We have added some extra functionality to the site in the past two weeks.
30 Mar 2012
The Unicorn Theatre in London is giving away free tickets to an autism friendly performance of The Legend of Captains Crow's Teeth
Autism Film Club begins on Wednesday 4 April 2012 and will see four international autism-themed films screened on the Ambitious about Autism website during April.
Talk about Autism's new-look website has launched! The new look website has improved usability, functionality and is easier to navigate.