Autism research project seeks help
Goldsmiths College, University of London, is carrying out a large-scale study of people's experience of autism spectrum diagnosis in the UK. Their aim is to gather the most comprehensive range of experiences and opinions about diagnosis.
This is to find out what makes a good diagnostic experience and what areas could be improved. Findings from the project may help inform future guidelines for diagnosing autism spectrum conditions in the UK. They will also be comparing the information they gather with data from 15 years ago to see if experiences have improved.
You can find out more about the project at their website http://www.gold.ac.uk/psychology/research/asd-diagnosis
If you want to get involved you can access surveys to express your opinions about diagnosis on their website. They are looking for the opinions of three types of people. These are:
- Parents or guardians of children with autism spectrum conditions
- Adults with autism spectrum diagnoses
- Health care professionals involved in diagnosing autism spectrum conditions
If you have any queries regarding this research please contact Goldsmiths College directly at ps101jc [at] gold [dot] ac [dot] uk