About this survey

The Autism Reference Group is a forum for autistic adults to have their say on what services in Leeds should do for them. The group meets once every three months at the Lovell Autism Hub to let decision makers and service providers at the Leeds Adult Autism Partnership Board know what is important to them.

There are many changes that have happened in Leeds in response to what autistic  people in the reference group have raised but we want to check if we could improve. 

At each meeting, the group:

  • Raises issues affecting autistic people. Past issues raised include transport, employment, housing, education, healthcare, mental health, post-diagnostic support and access to services
  • Chooses up to three issues from each meeting to raise at the quarterly Autism Partnership Board meeting
  • Chooses representatives at the Reference Group meeting to raise those issues at the Autism Partnership Board meeting

We would like to know what you would like the Autism Reference Group to do. For that, we have a short survey with just a few simple questions. Whatever you say will then be passed on to the autism commissioners, who will then take what you have said on board and look at changes to the way the Reference Group works.

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* 1. Do you live in the Leeds City Council area?

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* 2. Have you been to the Reference Group before?

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* 3. If answering 'Yes' to Question 2, what did you think of it?

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* 4. 4) If answering 'No' to Question, is there any reason why not?

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* 5. Would you like the Reference group to have an open space to raise issues or focus on a particular theme at each meeting, such as housing or employment?

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* 6. Which areas would you like the Reference Group to focus on? (please tick all that apply to you)

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* 7. Would you like to have an online (or offline) vote on which issue(s) to discuss at the Reference Group meetings?

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* 8. Would you like updates on issues raised from previous meetings and what the Autism Partnership Board has done about them?

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* 9. If you cannot attend Autism Reference Group meetings, are there any other ways in which you would like to feed into it? (Please tick all that apply)

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* 10. Do you have any other suggestions for how the group could improve so that autistic people have a greater voice in Leeds?

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* 11. If answering ‘Yes’, what are your suggestions?

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