Amaze 2021 Experiences Survey: Experiences of autistic people (and parents/carers)
The Experiences survey sought to better understand the experiences and challenges faced by autistic people, their family members and carers in Australian society. Participants were recruited from subscribers to Amaze’s information and communication publications. The first wave of the Amaze Experiences survey was conducted with 1,353 people in 2017. This second wave of data will enable us to understand how the experiences and challenges faced by autistic people may have changed since 2017.
Amaze 2021 Attitudes Survey: Community attitudes and behaviours towards autism
The Attitudes survey sought to explore community attitudes to autism in Australia. The first wave of the Amaze Attitudes survey was conducted with 2,424 people in 2017. Similar to the Experiences survey, participants were recruited from subscribers to Amaze’s information and communication publications. This second wave of data will enable us to understand how the community’s autism-related knowledge and attitudes may have changed since 2017.
Autistics in Academia
Anecdotal evidence tells us that there are a significant number of autistics working in academia. There are many things about the university context that utilise the strengths of autistic people, however there are also an array of issues and areas where support is needed for autistic people in academia. To date, there is limited research published on the experiences of autistic academics.
The aim of this research is to understand the experiences of autistic people working in academia; and particularly to understand the barriers and facilitators of successful academic careers for this cohort.
Autism Alliance 2020 - Survey to inform submission to the Senate Select Committee on Autism
A total of 3,884 people completed the survey, making it the largest known survey on the experiences of autistic people in Australia. Of these participants, 769 were autistic adults responding on behalf of themselves; and 3115 were parents/carers responding on behalf of an autistic person they care for. The survey included a mix of multiple choice and open-ended questions, and covered a broad range of topics including the diagnostic process, accessing the NDIS, experiences participating in education, employment, wellbeing and housing.
Amaze 2017 - Community Attitudes & Behaviours towards Autism; and Experiences of Autistic People and their Families
The Attitudes survey sought to explore community attitudes to autism in Australia. The survey was conducted with 2,424 (primarily non-autistic) people who completed a survey on autism-related knowledge and attitudes. A primary aim of the survey was to measure understanding of autism and levels of belief in facts and myths. A number of misperceptions and knowledge gaps were identified in the general community.
The Experiences survey sought to better understand the experiences and challenges faced by autistic people, their family members and carers in Australian society. The survey was conducted with 1,353 people who were primarily parents and carers of autistic people. A primary aim of the survey was to promote voices and views of autistic people, as well as what they would most want the public to know about how autism affects them.