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Eleanor Gay's picture
Eleanor Gay

Participants required for an online survey about Autism & Social Media Use


I'm Elly and I'm a Psychology student at the University of East London.

I also have a sibling with autism.

About the research:

  • I'm investigating the relationship between social media use and quality of life in adults with autism.
  • Social media is a widely debated topic but its use among adults with autism is less understood.
  • I want to find out how adults with autism use social media and whether it...
lanyi.julia's picture

Does your child have autism spectrum disorder?

Mon 20 May 2019 3:37pm

Hi Everyone,

I am an ABA tutor working with children with autism and completing my research on the side. We are looking for participants to fill out our survey on the link below and help us understand more about autism and co-occurring challenges.

We are looking for you, if your child has a diagnosis of autism and is between age 3-18 years. You can take part in this study if your child...

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Sensory rooms - should they be used?

Fri 15 Jun 2012 9:55am

Hi everyone,

Recently there's been some controversy over a school in Wales using padded time out rooms for pupils with special needs: Pembrokeshire pupil abuse row: Cover-up over padded 'time out' rooms denied. This has started a debate about sensory rooms and one headteacher from Penarth was interviewed by the BBC where...

Mike - Former Community Manager
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Please someone answer this, never really felt this helpless before.

Sat 02 Mar 2019 3:59pm

Hi! I need help to learn why I get banned from loads of places and how I can get to fit into groups better.

I'm Chris, I have Asperger's, Cerebra Palsy, Hydrocephalus, Dyspraxia and Caetextia. Not sure if I'm putting this in the right part of Fb or if I'm using Fb right so if I'm not, tell me to move this and I will.  NOT good at this site. Anyway.

I REALLY want to feel safe in groups. I've spent my life being physically beaten up because I'm 'weird', 'monster man', 'Shrek', '...

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New member

Sun 21 Apr 2019 8:33pm

Hi everyone,

I am Chris, 50 years old and getting part two of an assessment for ASD in a week's time. I found out I might be on the spectrum last July and it has been quite a few emotional months of discoveries for me ,of ups and downs, of being sure then having doubts creeping in. I have also changed job and now work with children's and young adults with epilepsy and/or autism. I love my new job, crafts( walking sticks,and one off various pieces), coins, history and above all...

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