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.

Click here to access this survey online.

 

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.

 

You can download the survey as a PDF by clicking here.

 

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
Glasgow
G4 0NS

 

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.

 

Aberdeen/Grampian

Grampian Autistic Society

33-35 Carnie Drive, Aberdeen, AB25 3AN

training@grampianautisticsociety.co.uk

 

Borders

Borders Carers Centre

The Borders Carers Centre, Brewerybrig, Low Buckholmside, Galashiels, TD1 1RT
01896 752431

admin@borderscarers.co.uk

 

Dumfries & Galloway

Dumfries Carers Centre

2-6 Nith Street

Dumfries

DG1 2PW

lesley.jeffrey@dgalcarers.org

 

Dundee

Dundee Carers Centre

Seagate House

132-134 Seagate

Dundee

DD1 2HB

stacey.clark@dundeecarerscentre.org.uk

 

East Ayrshire

East Ayrshire Carers Centre

49 The Foregate,Kilmarnock

KA1 1LU

Tel:  01563 571533

‘julie.brown@eastayrshirecarers.org.uk’

 

Edinburgh

No. 6 One Stop Shop

24 Hill Street

Edinburgh

EH2 3JZ

kim.maxwell@aiscotland.org.uk

 

Falkirk 

Falkirk Carers Centre

1A Bank Street

Falkirk

FK1 1NB

anneprinn@centralcarers.co.uk 

 

Fife

Fife One Stop Shop

New Volunteer House
16 East Fergus Place
Kirkcaldy
Fife
KY1 1XT

fifeoss@scottishautism.org

 

Glasgow

Autism Resource Centre,

c/o North West Social Work Services,

17 Gullane Street,

Partick,

Glasgow,

G11 6AH

paul.lennon@glasgow.gov.uk

 

Highland

OSS

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

Orkney Enquire advocacy

46 Victoria St, Kirkwall, KW15 1DN

John.Foulis@advocacyorkney.org

 

Perth

Perth One Stop Shop

Number 3, King Street, Perth, PH2 8HR

perthoss@aiscotland.org.uk

 

Shetland

Advocacy Sheltand

Market House, 14 Market St, Lerwick, ZE1 0JP

Helen.rankine@shetland.gov.uk

 

South Ayrshire

South Ayrshire Carers Centre

43 Sandgate

Ayrshire

KA7 1DA

Marie.doran@unity-enterprise.com

 

Western Isles

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar

Sandwick Road

Stornoway

HS1 2BW

 

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.