eSAY Autism Project


SCLD has been funded by the Scottish Government to develop a process for data collection that will improve the reporting of how many people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are receiving services in Scotland. A key aim of this project is to improve the quality of data available to service planners and policy makers in order to promote an evidence informed approach to service development and delivery in Scotland.

Amongst ten indicators for current best autism practice identified in the Scottish Strategy for Autism, indicator 5 reflects the main aim of the eSAY Autism project, as it recommends that services should include data collection processes to improve “…reporting of how many people with ASD are receiving services and inform the planning of these services”.

At the moment we are trying to find out more about the existing autism data sources throughout Scotland. We have identified a number of them and are now focusing our attention on the type of information, systems and processes for recording and storing autism-related data at a local level.

For this purpose, we have created a short survey with a few questions about various data management systems used in Scotland. We would be very grateful if you could help us by filling it out and/or passing it on to any relevant contacts.

The survey shouldn’t take longer than 15 minutes and it can be accessed here.

Please get in touch with us if you have any questions.