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Autism social network launched

9th April 2014
An autism charity in the West Midlands has launched a website for people with autism to meet others with the condition. The site is called Connect and has been developed by the charity to let members of the autism community interact and share experiences with each other.

autismSarah Francis, head of marketing and communication at Autism West Midlands, said the website is free to use for anyone who wants to.

Autism is an "invisible, misunderstood and sometimes lonely, disability", she said.

"We hope that Connect provides a safe space for people with autism and their families to discuss challenges they are facing, make friends and learn about autism."

The site also reaches out to parents and carers in the autism community as dealing with the condition can leave many feeling isolated from society. It aims to offer an accessible way for families, friends and carers to share stories, offer advice and receive support from an online community.

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