Fostering acceptance and change in autistic adults: a group intervention

David Vagni

Ludwig Maximilian University (Munich) / Spazio Asperger No Profit Association

David Vagni is the vice-president of Spazio Asperger ONLUS an Italian no-profit association founded in 2011 trying to bring together professionals, researchers, parents and people living in the Spectrum. He has a MSc. In Physics, a Bc. in Psychology and a post-MSc specialization in scientific computing. He is a researcher for the Italian National Research Council and he is actually in an educational leave at the Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich where he is a PhD Candidate in Learning Science and works in the Neurocognitive Psychology Laboratory. His main research topics are executive functions, moral and emotional development, measures of change and heterogeneity within diagnostic groups. David Vagni is also an ASD advocate, author of a free booklet about ASD and public speaker in more than 100 conferences. He is the administrator of his association testing portal and forum. He is a counsellor for people with ASD and their families, and a mindfulness practitioner.


Background: Adults in the Autism Spectrum without intellectual disability and mild traits, frequently receive a diagnosis during adult age. Many first-person reports describe an immediate sense of relief but frequently... [ view full abstract ]

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The authors declare no conflict of interest. The study was conducted within a nonprofit association of which the authors are members. The authors didn't received any grant, payment or funding for the study. Each participant... [ view full abstract ]


  1. David Vagni (Ludwig Maximilian University (Munich) / Spazio Asperger No Profit Association)
  2. Davide Moscone (Spazio Asperger No Profit Association)

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