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Autism and Girls (School Staff Survey) - participants needed!
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judithhebron · 12/07/2021 18:23

I hope this is OK to post here!

Are you a member of the teaching staff in a school/college in the UK? If so, I would like to invite you to participate in a survey about autism in female pupils/students.

My name is Judith Hebron and I work at the University of Leeds. This survey aims to explore how autism in girls is understood by teaching staff in schools. This includes staff experiences and perceptions of autism in girls. Autism has traditionally been viewed as a ‘male’ condition; however, there is increasing recognition that autism presents in girls more often than previously believed. It is hoped that the findings from this research will contribute to improved training and awareness of autism in girls.

The survey should take no more than 10-15 minutes of your time. Participation is anonymous; however, if you would like to receive a summary of the survey findings, you can include a contact email address that is not linked to your responses.

If you would like to learn more about the survey and take part, please click on the link below. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me directly at: [email protected]

leeds.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/autism-and-girls-school-staff-survey

Many thanks for considering taking part.

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judithhebron · 12/07/2021 18:24

P.S. The survey will remain open until midnight on 18th July.

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DominoStart · 12/07/2021 21:19

All done

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judithhebron · 12/07/2021 21:38

Many thanks - much appreciated!

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13luckyblackcats · 12/07/2021 21:41

Done, sounds very interesting!

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judithhebron · 13/07/2021 11:27

Many thanks :)

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WarriorN · 13/07/2021 16:29

Do you want staff from Sen schools?

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judithhebron · 13/07/2021 17:12

Yes, please! We’re looking for participants from all types of schools - you can say what type of school you work at in the survey.

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WarriorN · 13/07/2021 18:01

Thanks

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Minesateaorthree · 14/07/2021 00:45

Survey done. Now please can you forward your results to the staff at my daughter's secondary school. They have once again caused her huge issues, backing her into a corner and once again saying if you don't have a diagnosis we won't help you. 😡
Don't they know just how hard it is to get a diagnosis made for a teenage girl?😥😥

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judithhebron · 14/07/2021 10:47

Thank you for completing the survey, and I'm sorry to hear that your daughter is finding school so difficult. I'll be sending out a summary of findings in the autumn. If you didn't leave a contact email at the end of the survey, please drop me an email and I will be sure to send you a copy.

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clopper · 21/07/2021 13:36

Done. I believe my own daughter displays some elements of asd especially sensory difficulties and friendship problems have followed her all the way through school. I feel that she sometimes can’t ‘read the room’, although she is very empathetic. I would be interested in the results of this research. I have taught so many boys with the standard presentation of autistic traits, but many girls also who have these hidden and well-masked asd traits. In my experience, I also find lots of girls who I have taught with suspected asd often seek out adults to interact with at playtime rather than peers. I think it is a very hidden condition in girls which leads to poor mental health and anxiety from quite early on.

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judithhebron · 21/07/2021 14:56

Thank you for completing the survey! I agree with your comments as a former teacher myself. If you left me a contact email at the end of the survey, I will automatically send you a summary of findings in the autumn. If you didn't leave a contact email, please just email me at my university address (- contact details are the start of the survey link) and I will ensure you get a summary.

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judithhebron · 21/07/2021 14:59

Thank you everyone who has completed this survey - it is genuinely appreciated. I have extended the closing date slightly to the end of this week now.

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hedgehogger1 · 21/07/2021 21:22

Done

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