Brighton & Hove Autism Strategy survey
Find out who should take part in this survey and how to give your views.
About the survey
The Autism Partnership Board will develop the Brighton & Hove Autism Strategy.
The Brighton & Hove Autism Strategy is a plan for how we can improve the lives of autistic people, their unpaid carers and members of their support network, in Brighton & Hove.
We're asking people to take part in a survey to help us develop the Brighton & Hove Autism Strategy.
Find information in easy read about The Autism Partnership Board.
Who can complete this survey
Complete this survey if you live or work in Brighton & Hove and if you:
- have an autism diagnosis
- are on the waiting list for an autism assessment
- self-identify as autistic
- are a parent or unpaid carer of an autistic adult
- staff who work with autistic people. This includes staff who work for mainstream and specialist services
You might fit into all of these categories. For example, you might be an autistic adult who also works with autistic people. You can complete the survey more than once based on your different experiences. For example, complete it once from the perspective of a professional and again from the perspective of an autistic person.
Who the Brighton & Hove Autism Strategy is for
The Brighton & Hove Autism Strategy will focus on autistic adults without a learning disability. This is because we already have an Adult Learning Disability Strategy and a Special Educational Needs and Disability Strategy.
At the moment, there are no local plans which focus on improving the lives of autistic adults without a learning disability. Therefore, the Autism Strategy will focus on the needs and experiences of autistic adults without a learning disability.
What we want to find out
We want to find out about the experiences of a diverse range of autistic adults without a learning disability.
We are working with local community groups to listen to the experiences of:
- disabled autistic people
- lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, intersex and queer autistic people
- Black and racially minoritized autistic people
- autistic women and/or autistic people who were assigned female at birth
- parents who are also autistic
- unpaid carers of autistic people
For more information about these groups, send an email to Lorne.Power@brighton-hove.gov.uk.
What happens when you’ve completed the survey
Using the answers to the survey, we’ll develop 6 key themes and action plans. We’ll set up working groups around these themes to develop the action plans for the next 5 years.
We’ll use a similar structure to the Brighton & Hove Adult Learning Disability Strategy.
Other ways to take part in the survey
You can also share your experiences by email or interview.
Send an email to Lorne.Power@brighton-hove.gov.uk and include your views, or to arrange an interview.