Goal setting tool for adolescents and adults (AAGST)

This project set out to develop and evaluate the Adolescent/Adult Goal Setting Tool (AAGST) in order to:

  • Enable adolescents and young adults on the spectrum without a co-morbid intellectual disability to independently develop and prioritise their goals in a broad range of areas including independent living, and social, community, educational and vocational participation
  • Maximise the active engagement of adolescents and young adults on the spectrum with a comorbid intellectual disability in developing and prioritising their goals including independent living, and social, community, educational and vocational participation, with facilitation from family members or carers only where necessary.
  • Facilitate the active engagement of adolescents and young adults on the spectrum (and their families where necessary) in person-centred planning processes

The Adolescent/Adult Goal Setting Tool (AAGST) has been designed to enable neurodivergent people including those on the autism spectrum to actively engage in person-centred planning processes. It is not a standardised test but a card-sort that can be used to be used flexibly to maximise the capacity of the person on the spectrum to identify, prioritise and communicate their goals.

The final product can now be purchased from Autism Queensland. Find out more on the Autism Queensland website.

Project Leader(s)
  • Jill Ashburner, Autism Queensland
Project code
3.047RI