Project management and resource repository for the Autistica/Turing Citizen Science project

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Autistica/Turing Citizen Science

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Project management and resource repository for the Autistica/Turing Citizen Science project


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Please continue reading for an introduction to the project, or jump to any of the following sections:

Watch the video This short video describes some of the sensory processing sensitivies that some autistic people experience.

Autistic people have sensory processing sensitivities and differences when compared to neurotypical people. These differences can make it difficult to navigate environments that were not built with autistic people in mind. For example, it can be stressful to taking a busy train during rush hour, or to attend an appointment in a brightly lit hospital waiting room.

Every person is different. We want to gather many autistic people’s stories together. Our goal is to:

  1. Share the stories with people who have similar experiences
  2. Educate neurotypical people on how they can better support autistic people
  3. Advise people on how they can design and adapt spaces to improve autistic people’s lives.

Watch the video This short video introduces the goals of the Citizen Science project.

The purpose of this study is to co-design and co-produce a framework for ethical, participatory, citizen science. We cannot build this tool without the input of a diverse community of autistic people and their relatives and carers. We also welcome open source developers to help us build this platform. The first phase of this project is to co-design the online platform by identifying priorities and requirements from our community members.

Get involved

There are many ways to get in touch with the Autistica/Turing Citizen Science project team!

Please start by reading the participant information sheet.

Community input

You can see suggestions from other members of the community in the community recommendations directory.

Project management

Information about project management protocols can be found in the project management directory.

This folder includes information on:


The Autistica/Turing Citizen Science project welcomes all contributions. For more information on how to participate, please review our contributing guidelines and the building a safe community document.

Thanks goes to these wonderful people (emoji key):

Georgia Aitkenhead
Georgia Aitkenhead

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Kirstie Whitaker
Kirstie Whitaker

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Thomas Augur
Thomas Augur
🤔 👀
Otis Smith
Otis Smith
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Bastian Greshake Tzovaras
Bastian Greshake Tzovaras

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This project follows the all-contributors specification. Contributions of any kind welcome!


All content in this repository is openly licensed with a CC-BY 4.0 (Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International) license, which means you’re free to use the materials and remix them so long as you credit the source.

For example, if you were to use content from this repo in your own project you’d attribute the Autistica/Turing Citizen Science community with a sentence like:

The material in this project is partially derived from the Autistica/Turing Citizen Science project by the Autistica/Turing Citizen Science community, used under CC-BY 4.0.