Autism Network Scotland and NHS Education for Scotland (NES) are launching a brand new survey aiming to measure the reach and impact of the NES Autism Training Framework: Optimising Outcomes.
Autism Network Scotland works closely with NHS Education for Scotland in delivering on the recommendations outlined in the Scottish Strategy for Autism. NES developed the Autism Training Framework: Optimising Outcomes to support health and social care staff to develop their competence and knowledge about autism. We are now 5 years into the Scottish Strategy for Autism and it is appropriate at this time to look at the impact of the work done to date.
Autism Network Scotland has been identified as the organisation to carry out an independent evaluation of the Autism Training Framework. We have created a survey to be sent out nationally to parents, carers, autistic people as well as practitioners and autism training providers.
We are now launching the survey specifically for the Autism Community – a phrase we have defined as autistic people, their families and carers. The online survey should take 5-10 minutes to complete, depending on the level of detail provided.
We also wish to ensure the survey is accessible to those who are not online, or would prefer not to complete it in a survey format.
We have made the survey available as a list of email questions, as well as a PDF document that can be downloaded and printed. To receive the survey as an email, click here to request this.
This can be printed and completed by hand.
You can post the survey to us at
Autism Network Scotland
University of Strathclyde
100 Cathedral Street
Curran Building, Rm 636
If you prefer, you may scan your completed written copy and email it back to us.
We are also partnering with organisations across Scotland to offer people the opportunity to collect a hard copy of the survey to take part. Below you will find a list of venues where hard copies of the survey are available to collect. There will be staff at each venue able to support people to complete the survey, should they need it, and return it to us.
Grampian Autistic Society
33-35 Carnie Drive, Aberdeen, AB25 3AN
Borders Carers Centre
The Borders Carers Centre, Brewerybrig, Low Buckholmside, Galashiels, TD1 1RT
Dumfries & Galloway
Dumfries Carers Centre
2-6 Nith Street
Dundee Carers Centre
East Ayrshire Carers Centre
49 The Foregate,Kilmarnock
Tel: 01563 571533
No. 6 One Stop Shop
24 Hill Street
Falkirk Carers Centre
1A Bank Street
Fife One Stop Shop
New Volunteer House
16 East Fergus Place
Autism Resource Centre,
c/o North West Social Work Services,
17 Gullane Street,
28 Ardconnel Terrace, Inverness, IV2 3AE
Gill MacLennan (Gill.MacLennan@aiscotland.org.uk)
ANS and NES would like to thank all staff at these venues who have agreed to assist us in this.
Orkney Enquire advocacy
46 Victoria St, Kirkwall, KW15 1DN
Perth One Stop Shop
Number 3, King Street, Perth, PH2 8HR
Market House, 14 Market St, Lerwick, ZE1 0JP
South Ayrshire Carers Centre
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We hope this offers a further opportunity for those who would like to voice their opinion in another format. Scanned and handwritten versions of the survey will be collated along with online submissions in the final results.
The deadline for submissions is Monday 1st May 2017.
A further survey aimed at autism practitioners, training and service providers, and autistic practitioners, will be shared in the coming days.