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Survey explores people's attitudes to autism

Autistic Not Weird have published the results of a survey of people’s attitudes to, and experiences of, autism. Over 11k people responded to the survey, with nearly 50% having a diagnosis of autism or thinking they may be autistic. Some of the findings include:

  • 98% of respondents felt the public didn’t understand autism
  • 88% felt that autism awareness focused too much on children
  • 60% of autistic respondents experience anxiety.

Date added: 8 October 2018