We are often contacted by autistic people and carers who are interested in taking part in a research study but don’t know where to start. This page will help you decide which of our studies you are interested in, whether there is a base close to where you live, and whether you meet the criteria.
In response to the COVID-19 crisis, many AIMS-2-TRIALS research project have paused study recruitment. The following studies are continuing to recruit participants, do please consider participating if you have the time and energy to do so.
Autism Services Access Study (ACCESS-EU)
What are we studying?
We are conducting a study exploring autistic people and their family carers’ access and experiences of a range of services across Europe and beyond. The project is called ACCESS-EU.
How will it help autistic people?
Findings from the study will be used to shape a policy brief document addressing the need to improve service availability and accessibility for autistic people across Europe. Feedback regarding the online survey, which was sought from Autism Representatives within AIMS-2-TRIALS (which includes autistic adults, parents and carers of autistic people from all across Europe), was incorporated into the final survey.
Who can apply?
We are hoping to hear from you if you:
- Are autistic and over 16 years old or are a parent/family carer of an autistic person of any age who is unable to complete the survey themselves.
- Have (or their autistic family member has) accessed (successfully and unsuccessfully) a service.
The survey is open to individuals (or carers with a family member) with a formal diagnosis of autism, those who are self diagnosed and/or waiting for an autism diagnostic service.
The survey takes 10-20 minutes to complete.
How do I get involved?
You can read more about the study and take part using this online survey tool.