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About our research

Our research aims to support autistic

people in a successful transition to adulthood.​


Over the next 10 years, in the UK ~175,000 autistic people will engage in transition to adulthood.

This is a challenging time, as they face the demands of adult life while support decreases.​


The charity 'Ambitious About Autism' is running a new peer support group called 'Understanding You, Discovering You'.  We want to know whether enough young people are interested in taking part in our research to run a larger research project.​


We are currently inviting 70 autistic people aged 16-25 years old to take part in the study. All 70 of these young people will be randomly allocated to receive either:

​- 'Care as Usual' (including any local mental health or post-diagnostic support options)


- 'Understanding You, Discovering you' (the new peer-support group).

If you are interested in taking part, please complete our quick online questionnaire by clicking here.

How do I find out more?


You can find out more information by downloading the leaflets linked below:

Study Flyer

Participant Information Sheet

Participant Information - Easy Read


You can also find more information by scrolling further down this page, or contacting us on

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How does it work?


First, complete our online screener by following this link, or contact us to receive the link by email:, or text: (+44) 7812707347.


If you are eligible for the study, we will contact you to organise your first study appointment. You will also be sent a questionnaire to complete online.  


A computer will then randomly assign you to either the 'Understanding You, Discovering You' group, or 'Care as Usual'.

Each of these support options will run for 6 weeks.


After 6 weeks accessing support, you will be sent 3 more questionnaires, one every 2 months. 


Your involvement in the study will last 24 weeks. You will receive a £10 voucher for each questionnaire you complete (up to £40 in total). 

Is it for me?

You are eligible to take part if you:

- Live in England or Wales

- Are aged 16-25 years old

- Have a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder

- Have not accessed any post-diagnostic or autism-specific support in the last 12 months. 

How to get involved.

If you have any questions, or want to get involved, please complete our short online questionnaire by clicking here, email us on, or fill out the 'Contact' form below. 

Contact us

10 West, Department of Psychology

Claverton Downs



(+44) 7812707347

Thanks for submitting your information!

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