At AsIAm, we are expanding our work in the areas of Policy and Community Support, to better serve the autism community in Ireland. In the coming months we will mount a number of surveys to get an insight into the autism community’s wants and needs on a variety of issues and topics. Sometimes we will write a survey in collaboration with another organisation, but most of the time we will be analysing and using the survey’s data ourselves.
If you would like to take part in any of our surveys and support us in our work, please find our currently open surveys below. We will update this page periodically, and if you have any questions or comments, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Surveys on School Places and Exclusion/Withdrawal
As the national autistic advocacy organisation, AsIAm receives a huge volume of messages from families with a child on the autism spectrum who can’t access a school place, or whose child can no longer attend school. We know the situation has escalated over the past number of years, affecting many families across the country. As a result, the education of many autistic children has been undermined, seemingly because of their diagnosis.
We invite parents/guardians who are impacted by this situation to complete the applicable survey – Survey A on Waiting for a School Place, and Survey B on Exclusion and Withdrawals from School. Please complete Survey A if your child is waiting for a suitable place in primary or secondary school, and please complete Survey B if your child has experienced exclusion or suspension, has been withdrawn from school, is on a reduced timetable, or otherwise attends school irregularly.
With the data collected, we will publish our findings in a report and advocate for a more equitable education system in Ireland, inclusive for everyone. We need your help with this, so please take two minutes to complete our survey and share.
Who is invited to participate?
Parents and guardians of autistic pupils –
Please complete Survey A if your child is waiting for a suitable place in primary or secondary school.
Please complete Survey B if your child has experienced exclusion or suspension, has been withdrawn from school, is on a reduced timetable, or otherwise attends school irregularly.
The surveys are hosted on SurveyMonkey and will close on 7th February 2019 at 5pm. If you have any questions about the survey, you can email us at email@example.com.