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Calling all those with Autism who went to university

LouiseVin Community member Posts: 2 Listener

Can you help with our research on autistic people’s experiences of university? We’re looking for autistic adults who have been to university to take an online survey about their experiences. We want to hear from both people who completed their undergraduate studies and people who did not. Our research will help universities understand how autistic students can be better supported. The survey will take around 25 minutes to complete, and by taking part you could win a £50 of Amazon voucher. Find out more information and complete the survey by visiting this link:

Thank you 


  • vysvader
    vysvader Community member Posts: 133 Courageous
    edited September 2018
    Hi dear Luise,

    From the linguistic point of view, usually, there's a stable, ages holding relation between nouns and their adjectives, so it sounds logical that autistic people must've autism but in this case, it's a separate diagnose whereas the adjective is greatly more generalised and refers to more diagnoses... Autism ≠ ASD (in the same pattern, London is British, but London ≠ (Great) Britain while it's just a part thereof (kept within), it's not a synonym but still closely related), autistic person ≠ autist (autists are just one of more autistic subgroups) while autism is merely a subcategory of ASD.

    Next time, if you will write into the title "ASD" (so you call people those are on autistic spectrum which refers to the whole group of autistic people) instead of autism as a small subgroup thereof then you'll get a better chance to find them. People having autism find it harder to manage interests in their environment then the other on ASD.

    Best regards,
    J. Vysvader
    You can feel free to get in touch 


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