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.
Adult Autism Diagnosis
In partnership with Core Clinical, we invite autistic people with a formal adult diagnosis of autism/autism spectrum disorder/Asperger’s Syndrome to complete our new survey “Stress, distress, and mental illness: how can a new adult autism assessment and intervention service best support you?” Please take a few minutes to complete our survey and share.
What’s it for?
Core Clinical is a specialist multidisciplinary team providing assessment, diagnosis, intervention, therapy and support to adults with neurodevelopmental conditions. These include Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Core Clinical and AsIAm wish to investigate what the current process of getting an autism diagnosis as an adult in Ireland is like.
You can learn more about Core Clinical in our interview here.
Who is invited to participate?
This is a call out to autistic adults who attained a diagnosis of autism, autism spectrum disorder (ASD), or Asperger’s Syndrome from the age of 18+ in Ireland.
(We in AsIAm are currently using the term “autism spectrum condition (ASC)” more in our communications instead of the word “disorder”. However, we are aware that many in our community are diagnosed as having ASD by clinicians and the medical community, and since that is what this survey is investigating, we here are using the diagnostic label. This is also why we include diagnoses of Asperger’s Syndrome in our call out, to include people who were diagnosed with AS before the publication of DSM-V.)
If you have any questions about the survey, please email email@example.com.