We ask that people read our joint statement from Autistic community members, academics, representatives of advocacy organisations, and allies about our grave concerns regarding the Spectrum 10K study announced Tuesday 24th August 2021.
Our concerns are many and are detailed in the attached statement letters at the bottom of this page.
If you agree with our concerns please sign the statement by completing the details asked (name, email, and optional postcode and country), and we will be sending this statement to the ethics board who approved the study, as well as the funding bodies funding the study.
Our document includes plain language summaries for accessibility and uses a font easier to read for some people. The plain language summaries can be found on their own for those who need them below the first PDF.
There is a dedicated @BoycottSpect10K account on Twitter, and you can find Autistic people discussing the study via the #StopSpectrum10K hashtag.
[Details of how this form and how we will use your data complies with EU GDPR found at the bottom of the form, after the PDFs]
This Boycott S10K statement was researched and written by the following Autistic people:
Dr Chloe Farahar
David Gray-Hammond (Emergent Divergence)
Tigger Pritchard (Tigger Training, and The Autistic Coffee Shop with Tigger Pritchard)
Kieran Rose (The Autistic Advocate)
Emma Dalmayne (Autism Inclusivity Meets)
Autistic Science Person
Jodie Isitt (The Nurture Programme)
Bobbi Elman (Neurodivergent Autism Support)
Jodie Smitten (Jodie Smitten, Children's Well-being Practitioner & Autism Specialist)
Dr Monique Botha
Tanya Adkin (Tanya Adkin - Autistic children and young person’s advocate)
Katie Munday (Autistic and Living the Dream, @Social_Parasite)
Mel Duncan (Gecko Community: Alternative Education Providers)
Eliza Fricker (Missing the Mark)