For the last three years, we have been working with the University of Colorado and the STAR SPD Institute to build on the findings of our Grand Sensory Survey. We are very pleased to announce that the first (we hope!) journal article on this topic, summarising our findings, has been published by the American Journal of Occupational Therapy in their Autism Acceptance month special issue.
To see the AJOT issue table of contents in full (paid subscription to actually read it) here.
Download the full article here.
If you would like to cite the article, please use:
Spielmann, V., Burke, H. K., McCulloch, S., Mason, A., & Lane, S. J. (2023). Linking sensory integration and processing with mental health in autism: A retrospective review of survey data. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 77, 7702185080. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2023.050127
We are still working on the follow-up survey (GSS 2.0) but are entering pre-testing and are hoping to have it out by the end of 2023.
(A5, front and back. You have permission to get these printed for distribution if you are in a non-UK country, please do not edit the content except to change the size without talking to us.
(85 x 55 mm, front and back. You have permission to get these printed for distribution if you are in a non-UK country, please do not edit the content except to change the size without talking to us. Please note these are not “print ready” so if you are planning to have some professionally made, let us know and we’ll send you the print ready versions (they have an extra border for bleed). These are more expensive, so we can’t distribute these for free, but if you want to buy a pack of 10 or 20 from the shop for the cost of shipping, we would be grateful.)
The business cards are a useful way of following up a conversation with people about autism and where they can find further resources. Suitable to giving to parents or professionals who haven’t come across autistic-led organisations before. Those of us that carry them find them particularly useful when talking to people who seem like they might be autistic but don’t know it and could use a subtle push in the right direction.