Adolescent/Adult Goal Setting Tool (AAGST)
The Adolescent/Adult Goal Setting Tool (AAGST) has been designed to enable people on the autism spectrum and other neurodivergent individuals 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 AAGST is suitable for:
• NDIS Planning
• Schools facilitating post-school transition planning for students
• Employment Agencies
• Disability Service Providers
• Therapists supporting adolescents and adults on the autism spectrum with goal planning
• Individuals and their families.
The concept for the AAGST, draft manual, and sorting plates were developed based on the Family Goal Setting Tool: Autism Spectrum Disorder Version (Jones, 2013a).
The AAGST Tool consists of a pack of 74 illustrated goal cards divided into nine categories including:
- Social relationships
- Self-care and Home Living
- Study and Training
- Health and Fitness
- Community Access and Participation
- Emotional Wellbeing.
It also includes four Sorting Plates, a Something Else Card, a Goal Explanation Card, a detailed User Manual, and a Quick-Start Guide and Resource Booklet containing a How to Use Guide with tips, suggested script, and master copies of a Goal Record Sheet, My Priority Goals Form and Planning Sheet. All master copies are designed to be copied. To download a flyer click on the image below.
The AAGST is an Aspirations Self-Determination Publication. For information other publications in this series (The Family Goal Setting Tools, FGSTs) please click here.
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