The #YouCantBeAutistic survey closed August 18 at 7 pm EDT as planned.
The following is an email I sent to Anne Frank Center leadership today.
As of right now, the survey has 2,026 responses. I’d guess at least 1,500 of those aren’t duplicates, but I can’t be sure yet.
A potential respondent commented on the lack of an ethics statement for the #YouCantBeAutistic survey. I’m not a professional researcher and hadn’t even considered that this might be requested, but I did some Googling and have cobbled together my own version of an ethics statement.
The first time someone told me, “You Can’t Be Autistic,” I was 21. It was 2007, and I was partway through undergoing formal diagnostic testing for DSM-4-defined “Asperger’s Disorder“.