Autistic people we consulted thought that most of the existing items of the WHOQOL questionnaires were important. From the discussions, we found 13 themes that were identified as particularly relevant to QoL, including being positive about one’s autistic identity, other people’s (lack of) knowledge of autism, sensory issues, mental health difficulties, the nature of friendships, and supporting other people as carers or volunteers.

From What Is Important in Measuring Quality of Life? Reflections by Autistic Adults in Four Countries by Helen McConachie, et al.

Autism Mental Health Research

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