Latest news

January 2020

We have published reports based on the analysis of the questionnaires and of the interviews, a final overview report and one about the impact the project had on all those involved, including participants.

October to December 2019

We have conducted interviews, then had them transcribed. We then proceeded to do a thematic analysis across these interviews. Our thanks to all the interviewees.

October 2019

Our paper Accessing services and social interaction: strategies used by autistic people has been accepted for publication in the forthcoming The Neurodiversity Reader.

August 2019

Marion attended the Autism Europe International Congress 2019 and discussed some of the strategies identified by our questionnaire to autistic people in a presentation titled Expertise and strategies used by autistics to overcome barriers (pdf). To get a feel of the stream our presentation was in and get a more general feel of the conference, read Marion’s report An Auternative at Autism Europe International Congress 2019 (pdf).

July 2019

We wrote a report based on the thematic analysis of the questionnaire responses.

June 2019

Callum, Marion and Zyggy presented at the Autistica conference a poster titled Obtaining Access to Services: Barriers and Solutions (pdf) with some preliminary results from our questionnaire.

April 2019

We have closed the questionnaire. Our thanks to all the respondents.

February 2019

Marion Hersh was guest speaker at the Socially Competent Robot (@socoro2017) project’s end of year meeting at Heriot-Watt University and gave a summary of our preliminary results which went really well.

November 2018

Our questionnaire is open.

October 2018

We have piloted our questionnaire.

September 2018

To inform our questionnaire we have written a critical literature review.