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Autism survey- language preferences (UK)

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JuliaB7
JuliaB7 Community member Posts: 1 Listener
Hi all,

I hope this is ok to post here, I'd love to be able to include as many responses as possible before closing the survey soon.

I am currently carrying out research to learn more about autistic people’s preferences for the language used to communicate about autism and whether there is a relationship between language, stigma, and social identity. There is currently a lack of research in this area and it has been suggested that changes to the language used may help to reduce stigma within society.

https://robertgordonuniversity.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/autism-stigma-and-identity-language-preferences-and-wide

If you are 18+, live in the UK, and have a spare 5 minutes to complete the anonymous survey to share your opinion, or if you are able to share it with others, I would be so very appreciative. There is more information about the survey on the link and also a link at the end to enter a prize draw to win £10 Amazon vouchers.

Thank you so much for reading,

Julia

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  • Alex_Alumni
    Alex_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,561 Disability Gamechanger
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    Thanks for sharing your project with the community @JuliaB7, good luck with your studies :) Please see our disclaimer below:

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  • Justice2311
    Justice2311 Scope Member Posts: 3 Listener
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    JuliaB7 said:
    Hi all,

    I hope this is ok to post here, I'd love to be able to include as many responses as possible before closing the survey soon.

    I am currently carrying out research to learn more about autistic people’s preferences for the language used to communicate about autism and whether there is a relationship between language, stigma, and social identity. There is currently a lack of research in this area and it has been suggested that changes to the language used may help to reduce stigma within society.

    https://robertgordonuniversity.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/autism-stigma-and-identity-language-preferences-and-wide

    If you are 18+, live in the UK, and have a spare 5 minutes to complete the anonymous survey to share your opinion, or if you are able to share it with others, I would be so very appreciative. There is more information about the survey on the link and also a link at the end to enter a prize draw to win £10 Amazon vouchers.

    Thank you so much for reading,

    Julia
    Already taken part, guys. To be honest with you, I dislike being autistic. I really loathe it. But please respect my choices and opinions, because I feel I didn't have a choice to be born with autism.
  • Biblioklept
    Biblioklept Community member Posts: 4,948 Disability Gamechanger
    edited August 2022
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    I'm so sad for you that you feel that way @Justice2311 :(  I like being autistic in terms of I like understanding why I feel like I do and do the things I do.
    But if I had the option of not being autistic or being autistic I guess I'd have to think for a while before I could choose. I've never thought of it like that before. 

    I guess I'd still choose to be autistic because it's what I am. I couldn't separate me from the autism, it is a huge part of me. My brain works differently, that doesn't make it lesser or worse
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