Goals to Set as an Adult Living With ASD

Transitioning from childhood into adulthood can be a difficult process for anyone and especially challenging for adults living with autism spectrum disorder. Many individuals with ASD feel overwhelmed and uncertain about how to move forward in their lives, but setting goals is a great way to focus your energy and create a plan of action. 

Here are some ideas of goals adults living with ASD can set for themselves. 


Learning how to advocate for yourself is key when it comes to navigating life as an adult living with autism. This involves speaking up and making sure your needs are met. Self-advocacy also means learning how to communicate effectively with others, such as doctors or employers, so you can get the support you need. Communicating your wants and needs is essential in any situation, and it’s particularly important when dealing with healthcare providers or other professionals who may not understand what it’s like living with autism spectrum disorder. 

Professional Development 

For many people on the autism spectrum, finding employment can be difficult due to sensory issues or difficulty communicating with others. However, there are steps you can take toward professional development that will help increase your chances of finding a job that suits you. Consider taking classes related to your desired field of work or developing a portfolio that showcases your skills and experience. Additionally, networking events are a great way to meet potential employers and gain experience building connections in the professional world. 

Social Connections 

Creating meaningful social connections can be challenging for individuals living with autism spectrum disorder since interpreting social cues or understanding body language accurately can pose a challenge. That being said, it’s still possible (and important) for adults with ASD to cultivate relationships with family members, friends, coworkers or even mentors who they trust and feel comfortable around!   

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Whether you’re looking for ways to improve professionally or personally, there are plenty of achievable goals that will help you make strides in life as an adult on the autism spectrum. At Spectrum Strategies, NY, we have years of experience helping individuals living with ASD build a solid foundation for a successful and fulfilling future!

Contact us today to schedule a consultation; we look forward to helping you map out your journey to success.