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ASD early support - survey

The charity 'Ambitious about Autism' is starting an exciting new project called Right from the Start, exploring access to support in the early years, including early intervention, for families with young autistic children.

Over the next year they will be gathering an evidence base to inform a parent-friendly and accessible information pack to help parents feel better informed and supported in a timely way.

Early intervention - receiving the right support as early as possible - is a well-proven strategy in most matters relating to children’s welfare. Families still wait an average of 4 years for a diagnosis once they note a concern, and almost half receive no follow-up appointment, with only a third signposted to advice or help. Unfortunately, the system for diagnosis, assessment and support is fragmented and parents are often lost in a process they don’t understand and can’t easily navigate.

Now they need your help!

Parent and carer survey
If you are a parent/carer of a child aged 0-6 years old with a diagnosis or suspected diagnosis of autism, please share your experiences by completing their survey.

The survey is available in two versions listed below:

  1. Online version: this can be completed and submitted online.
  2. Paper version: this can be requested online via the form or by sending your details and address to familyresearch@warwick.ac.uk or call the research team on 024 7657 5866.

Take their online survey – click here

Request a printed survey – click here

Sharing the survey
AAA would be grateful if you could join their efforts and spread the word about the survey via your social media and networks to reach parents/carers of children with autism. Below they have provided some suggested social media wording to help you do this and feel free to add your own flair to it. Or if you’d prefer, simply retweet or share our posts from their social media pages.

Are you a parent or carer of a child aged 0-6 with autism? Please help @AmbitiousAutism gather evidence for their #RightfromtheStart project by completing this #survey about your experiences: https://bit.ly/2Cdt01q @warwickuni #pleaseshare

Ambitious about Autism are researching the needs and issues faced by parents/carers of children aged 0-6 with autism to inform a project which will help families receive the right support, Right from the Start.

So if you're a parent or carer of a child aged 0-6 with autism, please help them deliver better support tools by completing the online survey about your experiences: https://bit.ly/2Cdt01q
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If you have any further questions, please get in touch with Francesca Romana Minelli by emailing fminelli@ambitiousaboutautism.org.uk