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In partnership with Reframing Autism we will evaluate the impact of a co-produced resource specifically for late diagnosed/identified Autistic adults. This research is crucial as it addresses the significant gap in post-diagnostic support for Autistic adults, a population often overlooked in autism research and services. By focusing on adult-specific needs and experiences, it aims to enhance understanding of how best to support adults in understanding themselves, thereby improving their mental health and overall quality of life.

What is the impact of newly diagnosed Autistic adults receiving post-diagnostic support?

The research

Adults who are diagnosed/identified through Aspect’s Assessment team will be invited to participate in this project during part of 2024.

Making a difference

The research aims to make a difference by providing evidence-informed, community-designed resources tailored to the unique needs of newly diagnosed/identified Autistic adults. This approach seeks to enhance the standard of care and support for this group, contributing to improved mental health outcomes, encouraging the development of a positive Autistic identity, and supporting a society that is more inclusive and empathic towards Autistic individuals.

Research team

Dr Chris Edwards, Aspect Research Centre for Autism Practice (ARCAP)

Dr Abbey Love, ARCAP

Dr Ru Ying Cai, ARCAP

Dr Vicki Gibbs, ARCAP

Dr Fiona Aldridge, Assessments – Aspect

Dr Alexandra Johnston, Reframing Autism

Dr Melanie Heyworth, Reframing Autism






Autism Spectrum Australia and Reframing Autism