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Coming late 2014:

AASPIRE Healthcare Toolkit public launch

Study Updates


publication Winter 2014 - We've published our first paper about the computer program we used to conduct the Partnering study.

play Summer 2013 - Partnering Project completed data collection; K. McDonald and D. Raymaker presented on the project at the AAIDD annual meeting.

news March. 2013 - AASPIRE received a favorable editorial about the healthcare disparities paper, written by D. Mandell.


  • Healthcare Toolkit – We have been working hard to create and test a new Healthcare Toolkit to improve primary healthcare services for adults on the autism spectrum. We are now in the final stages of the project and are excited by the results so far. We will post a link to the public version of the website soon!

  • Healthcare Survey – We completed our survey comparing the healthcare experiences of autistic and non-autistic Internet users. The survey, unfortunately, confirmed our fears that adults on the autism spectrum experience important disparities in healthcare. View the press release, download the paper (PDF, ~220Kb).

  • Internet Use, Community, and Well-Being Study – We completed data collection and are currently analyzing responses from a survey to better understand the relationship between Autistic identity, sense of community, and well-being in autistic and non-autistic adults.

  • Partnering with People with Developmental Disabilities to Address Violence and Health – We have been collaborating with researchers in Montana to look at the relationship between lifetime violence victimization and health in people with developmental disabilities. We've published our first paper about the computer program we used to conduct the study. More results on their way soon!