What is this project?

This is the first part of a two part survey. Please fill in both to complete. PLEASE WRITE AT LENGTH AND IN DETAIL. OTHERWISE IT'S NOT SOMETHING WE CAN PERFORM YOU SEE? Please try to focus on your personal experiences and anecdotes about your life.

We are the Stealth Aspies theatre company. We perform live stage shows and want to tell the life stories and experiences of our own kind, to audiences. Our new website will be here by October 2018. www.stealthaspies.com.

We have completed two Edinburgh Fringe Festival runs and were also noted upon Brighton fringe in 2018. We have performed around the UK in such venues as De Montford Hall and are becoming a permanent and full Equity Theatre Company entirely run and owned by diagnosed autistic adults.

We seek to be a conduit for our kind. So anything contributed will be edited as little as possible if at all. We hope not to change anything, merely tailor it all into a greater whole to form a coherent experience with some sort of narrative.

We do not offer any financial compensation and you must understand that you volunteer your information on the basis that you will not be paid. However, you will be heard.

We intend to use all responses for shows, and a possible book as well.

IF YOU JUST WANT TO SEND ME STORIES THEN BY ALL MEANS PLEASE USE stealthaspies@gmail.com

PLEASE FILL IN THE SECOND SURVEY HERE TOO? IT HAS MORE QUESTIONS.

Thank you,

P.W..

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* 1. Do you wish to remain anonymous?

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* 2. If anonymous is there a name you would like to see mentioned in the credits?

Also you have the option of reflecting your gender ID, if any?

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* 3. If you wish to be credited, could you please add your name and email address?

(Only your name will be made public).

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* 4. How did it feel when you did not know you were one of the neurodiverse (autistic)?

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* 5. If you have to hide the fact that you are autistic, how much pressure is there on you to do this?  How much threat and force do you feel you face?  How much do you have no choice in some situations?

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* 6. What was life like coping when you did not know you where neuroatypical or autistic?

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* 7. Do you have any tricks or tips you would like to share about how to cope?
(How to ‘do’ neurotypical or relatively socially normal?)

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* 8. How do you feel being autistic impacts on your mental health.  In what ways.  What do you do to help yourself to cope?

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* 9. Is there anything you would like to add please?
Also are there any questions you would like to see added?

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