Autism Act: 10 Years On survey

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This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Autism Act in England and we are working with the All Party Parliamentary Group on Autism (APPGA) to find out more about the state of care and support for autistic children and adults across the UK.

The Autism Act says the Government has to review its autism policy from time to time. This is happening this year, giving us a vital opportunity to uncover what has and has not changed over the last decade and to campaign for further improvements to support for autistic people. We want as many autistic people and families to engage in this survey to help us tell Government what needs to change.

This survey covers areas such as social care, training, benefits, mental health and transition from childhood to adulthood. Over recent years we have also carried out surveys on other topics, like employment and education, which will be included in our research.

Although the Autism Act only applies in England, we want to hear from you if you live in Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland too. In the survey, you will be asked questions relating to the relevant piece of legislation or strategy that exists in the nation you live in. This will help us to build a better understanding of what is happening across the UK and uncover any specific issues.

Please fill in this survey by 10pm on Sunday 7 April 2019. The survey should take 15 to 30 minutes to complete.

If you are filling out this survey on behalf of someone else, this can be for a child or adult of any age, but you need to be aged 16 or over. You should also answer the questions as if you were that person.

If you are completing the survey on behalf of more than one person, then please complete a separate survey for each person you want to tell us about.

We will be using the information you provide as part of this survey as evidence in a report from the APPGA. Responses will always be anonymised to protect individuals and families from possible identification. But if you would like to share your story more widely, there is an opportunity at the end to give us your contact details. We’ll only contact you in the ways you want, and we’ll keep your data safe. See www.autism.org.uk/privacypolicy for further details.

If you have any questions about the survey, or are experiencing any problems filling it out, then please email policy@nas.org.uk.

Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your views and experiences.