Autism Peer Research project launched

Understanding autistic people's experience of diagnosis
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Peer Researchers from Your Voice Counts are carrying out a research project looking at the support people receive before, during and after the process of being diagnosed with autism.

What are the aims of the project?

The research will give autistic people the chance to share their experiences of their autism diagnostic assessment to help them understand the support they received before, during and after the assessment and identify other types of support that might have been helpful.

What does peer research mean?

Peer research is carried out by people who have lived experience of the subject they are researching. This project is being delivered by peer researchers from Your Voice Counts who have received a diagnosis of autism as adults so their lived experience can inform how the research is carried out.

Who can get involved?

The survey is open to people who:

  • are over 18
  • have gone through or are waiting for an autism diagnosis
  • do not also have a learning disability
  • live in the North East or North Cumbria region.

How can you get involved?

You can share your experiences by completing their online survey using the link below:

Or you can email them your thoughts:

The questions they would like you to share your thoughts on are: 

  • What support would have been helpful for you while waiting on an autism diagnostic assessment? 
  • What support would have been helpful for you after you received your autism diagnosis? 
  • Who do you think would be best to provide this support? 

Completed surveys can be entered into a prize draw to win a £100 Love2Shop voucher.