Sexuality, Relationships, and Social Care

The following is a message from autistic autism researcher, Ross Matthews:

I'm Rose Matthews, an autistic autism researcher. I'm doing some research at the moment with Dr Claire Bates on sexuality and relationships funded by NIHR School for Social Care Research. We're trying to find autistic people to interview who are 18+, live in England, use some kind of social care support, and are interested in sharing their thoughts about the support they have had, or would like from social care workers, with sexuality, relationships and gender identity. Happy to answer any questions you may have. It would be great if you could share this info with anyone you know who may be interested in being interviewed. My email is

Autism Strengths, Social Identity & Wellbeing

July 1, 2022

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Claudia Chow, a trainee clinical psychologist from the University of Bath has reached out to us to share her study on the strengths of autism. Her message is below:


We’re looking for autistic people aged 16-30 to complete a survey for a research project about autism strengths, social identity and wellbeing. We’ve noticed how much focus there has been on the difficulties associated with autism, and less about the strengths which we’d like to explore about more. We hope to use the findings to better understand how we can support autistic people to overcome stigma and discrimination and develop a balanced view of autism.

Below is the link to the anonymous survey involving some questionnaires and a brief video about different features of autism. It should take roughly 20-30 minutes to complete in total. There is also an optional prize draw for £50 voucher! If you’d like to read more about the study or participate, please click in this link: Please feel free to get in touch directly if you have any questions/thoughts about the study or this area of research generally. Thank you so much for your attention!