"You have to find it yourself": Experiences of support following adult autism diagnosis
Changes in the public and professional understanding of autism over past decades has led to more adults receiving first-time autism spectrum diagnoses. Research shows that diagnosis is generally perceived as a positive event, but there is a lack of suitable support services for this age group. Researchers have also begun to examine informal sources of support such as family, intimate partners and autistic peer groups. Understanding the roles and meanings of both formal and informal support would help us find ways to provide optimal support to adults after diagnosis.
Huang, Y., Arnold, S.R.C., Foley, K-R. & Trollor, J.N. (2020). You have to find it yourself": Experiences of support following adult autism diagnosis [Poster]. International Society for Autism Research 2020 Annual Meeting, 3 June, virtual. International Society for Autism Research.