About DART

Our ever-growing research team at DART (Development, Autism, Research Technology, for more info see have been incredibly busy recently with some exciting research topics. You may have noticed a flurry of surveys circulating from our group recently on a variety of topics, from understanding the social lives of autistic people who are bilingual, understanding the school experiences of autistic people, and trying to find out how technology is used in school settings by practitioners working with autistic children.

About 'Understanding experiences of school by people with autism (and teachers)

This survey investigated the school experiences of autistic adults and how they compared to those of non-autistic adults.  Autistic and non-autistic adults were invited to take part and rate how they were understood in school by their peers and teachers.  This will help us to find out more about what factors help or hinder how autistic pupils are understood in school and will allow us to develop future resources for pupils and staff within education.

We were delighted to have over 150 participants complete our survey, and would like to invite you back to fill in a survey about taking this survey.

Is this ANOTHER survey?

Yes! But just a short one, and the last for a while, we promise! This survey is about your experience of taking a survey from the DART research team, and is an opportunity for our survey respondents to feedback on their experience. Were the questions too complicated, did the survey take too long, are you unsure what we were asking, or was the colour scheme off? Please tell us, so we can make our research more publicly access to the communities we aim to help through research.

This survey is the Standard Participant Question Response (SPQR), and it is a feedback mechanism for us at DART to check whether participants are happy with the research we are conducting. The SPQR was created by a group of autistic people based at the University of Essex, and you can read more on it here.

What will it involve?

After reading and agreeing to the information below, you will then be asked a very short series of questions about completing the survey, don't worry if you can't remember if it was a while ago. If anything does stick out, you can let us know. After completing the SPQR you will have another chance to sign up to any newsletters from us, or summarized results from any of our recent survey projects.

Question Title

* 1. I agree to the following statements