New Research Projects

Research Study: Building an Inclusive Workplace for the Neurodivergent Workforce

Researchers from University of Edinburgh are trying to investigate the phenomenon that the current organizational practices are making it difficult for neurodivergent workforce to obtain and maintain employment. The study aims to understand and improve the current situation.

We are looking forward to your participation. Participation includes a one-hour interview via video or audio. Any adult (>=18 years old) who has been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder and have or had job-seeking and working experience is eligible to participate in this study.


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This study is being conducted as part of a research program at the School of Psychology and Neuroscience, University of St Andrews.

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An Auternative: A Society Fit for Autistics is a research project funded by Disability Research for Independent Living and Learning (DRILL).  


The project aims to create recommendations for overcoming the barriers faced by autistic people, challenging the prevalent stereotypes and enabling autistic people to take their place in the world.  


The research is being carried-out by an autistic-led group consisting mainly of autistic people and has an all-autistic advisory committee.  The project partners are two academics, at the universities of Glasgow (Marion Hersh) and Leeds (Sharon Elley), an assistant psychologist (Callum Watson), a university support worker for autistic students (Zyggy Banks) and three people involved in community and academic projects with autistic people (David Cowan, Michael Dawson and Panda Mery). 


We recognise the diversity of needs and views of the autistic community in looking for recommendations to improve the quality of life of autistic people.  


As part of this project we are looking for people to complete a questionnaire about their positive and negative experiences and the strategies they have used.  Follow-up research will include interviews. 


This is again voluntary.  


We are looking for autistic people with different characteristics to complete our questionnaire to capture the diversity of autistic people's experiences.  This includes non-verbal autistic people, autistic people with learning difficulties, autistic people with sensory and/or physical disabilities, autistic people from ethnic minorities and autistic people over 70.


We have received ethical approval from the Ethics Committee of the College of Science and Engineering of the University of Glasgow.


The link for the questionnaire is


More information about the project can be found on our website: