How To Avoid Providing Mediocre Support


A brief guide to journal articles on adult autism and/or late diagnosis for medical, mental health, and social services practitioners; including bonus selections on client preference in treatment, connections between autism and trauma, and monotropism.

Practitioners also should have received an autism healthcare accommodations report generated using the AASPIRE Healthcare Toolkit.

Note: This is not a general-purpose resource, but a reference site for things Bix needs his practitioners and prospective practitioners to understand. Your mileage may vary.

Living with autism without knowing: receiving a diagnosis in later life


Stagg, S. D., & Belcher, H. (2019). Living with autism without knowing: receiving a diagnosis in later life. Health Psychology and Behavioral Medicine, 7(1), 348-361. DOI: 10.1080/21642850.2019.1684920

‘People like me don’t get support’: Autistic adults’ experiences of support and treatment for mental health difficulties, self-injury and suicidality


Camm-Crosbie, L., Bradley, L., Shaw, R., Baron-Cohen, S., & Cassidy, S. (2019). ‘People like me don’t get support’: Autistic adults’ experiences of support and treatment for mental health difficulties, self-injury and suicidality. Autism, 23(6), 1431-1441. DOI: 10.1177/1362361318816053

Assessing Autism in Adults: An Evaluation of the Developmental, Dimensional and Diagnostic Interview


Mandy, W., Clarke, K., McKenner, M., Strydom, A., Crabtree, J., Lai, M. C., ... & Skuse, D. (2018). Assessing Autism in Adults: An Evaluation of the Developmental, Dimensional and Diagnostic Interview—Adult Version (3Di-Adult). Journal of autism and developmental disorders, 48(2), 549-560. DOI: 10.1007/s10803-017-3321-z

Community Mental Health Services for Autistic Adults: Good News and Bad News


Maddox, B. B., & Gaus, V. L. (2019). Community mental health services for autistic adults: Good news and bad news. Autism in Adulthood, 1(1), 15-19. DOI: 10.1089/aut.2018.0006

Experiences of Autism Acceptance and Mental Health in Autistic Adults


Cage, E., Di Monaco, J., & Newell, V. (2018). Experiences of autism acceptance and mental health in autistic adults. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 48(2), 473-484. DOI: 10.1007/s10803-017-3342-7

The Vulnerability Experiences Quotient (VEQ): A Study of Vulnerability, Mental Health and Life Satisfaction in Autistic Adults


Griffiths, S., Allison, C., Kenny, R., Holt, R., Smith, P., & Baron‐Cohen, S. (2019). The Vulnerability Experiences Quotient (VEQ): A study of vulnerability, mental health and life satisfaction in autistic adults. Autism Research, 12(10), 1516-1528. DOI: 10.1002/aur.2162

Anxiety Disorders in Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Population-Based Study


Nimmo-Smith, V., Heuvelman, H., Dalman, C., Lundberg, M., Idring, S., Carpenter, P., ... & Rai, D. (2019). Anxiety Disorders in Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Population-Based Study. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 1-11. DOI: doi.org/10.1007/s10803-019-04234-3

What Is Important in Measuring Quality of Life? Reflections by Autistic Adults in Four Countries


McConachie, H., Wilson, C., Mason, D., Garland, D., Parr, J. R., Rattazzi, A., ... & Magiati, I. (2019). What Is Important in Measuring Quality of Life? Reflections by Autistic Adults in Four Countries. Autism in Adulthood. DOI: 10.1089/aut.2019.0008

Predictors of mental health and well‐being in employed adults with autism spectrum disorder at 12‐month follow‐up


Hedley, D., Uljarević, M., Bury, S. M., & Dissanayake, C. (2019). Predictors of mental health and well‐being in employed adults with autism spectrum disorder at 12‐month follow‐up. Autism Research, 12(3), 482-494. DOI: 10.1002/aur.2064

Attention, monotropism and the diagnostic criteria for autism


Murray, D., Lesser, M., & Lawson, W. (2005). Attention, monotropism and the diagnostic criteria for autism. Autism, 9(2), 139-156. DOI: 10.1177/1362361305051398

Monotropism – An Interest Based Account of Autism


Murray, D. (2018). Monotropism–An Interest Based Account of Autism. Encyclopedia of autism spectrum disorders, 1-3. DOI: 10.1007/978-1-4614-6435-8_102269-1

Evaluation of Differences in Temporal Synchrony Between Brain Regions in Individuals With Autism and Typical Development


King, J. B., Prigge, M. B., King, C. K., Morgan, J., Dean, D. C., Freeman, A., ... & Lange, N. (2018). Evaluation of differences in temporal synchrony between brain regions in individuals with autism and typical development. JAMA network open, 1(7), e184777-e184777. DOI: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2018.4777

The impact of accommodating client preference in psychotherapy: A meta‐analysis


Swift, J. K., Callahan, J. L., Cooper, M., & Parkin, S. R. (2018). The impact of accommodating client preference in psychotherapy: A meta‐analysis. Journal of clinical psychology, 74(11), 1924-1937. DOI: 10.1002/jclp.22680

PTSD and autism spectrum disorder: Co-morbidity, gaps in research, and potential shared mechanisms.


Haruvi-Lamdan, N., Horesh, D., & Golan, O. (2018). PTSD and autism spectrum disorder: Co-morbidity, gaps in research, and potential shared mechanisms. Psychological trauma: theory, research, practice, and policy, 10(3), 290. DOI: 10.1037/tra0000298

A New Perspective in Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: Which Role for Unrecognized Autism Spectrum


Dell’Osso, L., Dalle Luche, R., & Carmassi, C. (2015). A new perspective in post-traumatic stress disorder: which role for unrecognized autism spectrum. Int J Emerg Ment Health, 17(2), 436-438. DOI: 10.4172/1522-4821.1000e188

Neglected causes of post-traumatic stress disorder


Brewin, C. R., Rumball, F., & Happé, F. (2019). Neglected causes of post-traumatic stress disorder. Bmj, 365, l2372. DOI: 10.1136/bmj.l2372

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