The purpose of an autism accessibility audit is to observe and explore sensory, communication, and social factors in a community environment for it to be as autism accessible as possible. An audit highlights the strengths of an environment while identifying aspects that need improvement. There are two types of audits, partner-assisted and individual audits. Partner-assisted includes individuals that need assistance with performing this type of audit, and individual audits can be performed independently. Auditors use a Google form with neutral statements about sensory, communication, and social factors with dropdown menu options to a five point agree/disagree scale.
The goal is threefold: to assess the strengths and weaknesses of the environment, to inform autistic individuals about specific aspects of the environment they may need to use their own strategies to manage, and to make suggestions to community partners for potential adjustments in their programming or environment.