Small Briefs Thread

We have a number of defined roles on this jobs board, but we also have a number of small or specific tasks that we need doing but just need someone to be the named person to do it and can keep an eye on their little cog in the machine.

This will be an ongoing updated list - please message me if you are interested in any of them.

  • Posting Forum updates to our WhatsApp group.

  • Posting in a Facebook autistic news group (which we want to set up).

  • Updating our research page with new research requests.

  • Researching factsheets for our Anatomy Project.

  • Creating open source communication cards for non-verbal autistic people (this requires illustration skills)

  • Researching and designing a standard for a communication traffic light system for use at Autistic Empire events.

  • Converting the AET Autism Progression Framework into a digital checklist people can use for their own self-development (requires some web development skills) (we will need to give you further information on this project)

  • Supporting our 42 project by scraping (and anonymising) great questions from existing FB groups.

  • Compiling a list of autistic-led local support groups in the UK (or your country) and their contact details.

  • Researching or developing a way to objectively measure your progress with a therapist.

  • Writing up our autistic bereavement research as a usable guide for autistic adults.

  • Developing a basic “Welcome to your tribe!” pamphlet to give to people who have just realised they are autistic with encouraging words and areas of their life to reassess.

  • Turning the Adult ADHD Self-Report Scale (ASRSv1.1) into a checklist for our website that can be exported as a printable for use in assessments (requires web development skills)

  • A factsheet on hydration tips (many autistic people have no sense of thirst and need suggestions to learn how to approach this logically).

  • Some research on the history of autistic pride - we appear to have no written documentation on the first ten years, but the people who started it are still around to ask.

  • Collating stories of the ways in which autistic people enjoy Christmas (every year, parent-led groups run highly negative fundraising campaigns around how awful Christmas is for autistic people, and we want to make sure that people know this at most represents only one group of autistic people).