Co-design with the autistic community: Self-Advocacy @ Work

Published August 2023

The co-design of research, products and services is fast becoming the gold standard, with many funding bodies, including Government, requiring co-design for grants and initiatives, such as the development of the National Autism Strategy. However, there is a lack of understanding of how the co-design processes can be adapted to be respectful and responsive to the autistic community.

The aim of the Self-Advocacy @ Work project was to develop and disseminate employment self-advocacy resources by, and for, the autistic community utilising co-design methodologies. This report provides evaluation of the processes by which the autistic community were engaged in the co-design processes. This work was completed through the Sylvia Rodger Academy