ERIC Number: EJ779075
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Dec
Reference Count: 0
A Review of Quality of Life Issues and People with Autism Spectrum Disorders
Plimley, Lynn A.
British Journal of Learning Disabilities, v35 n4 p205-213 Dec 2007
This article draws on existing theory and research findings in the field of quality of life (QoL) and those with learning/intellectual disability and extrapolates current thinking in terms of measurable domains of QoL. The condition of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) is becoming increasingly prevalent in the sector of supported living and adult residential care. The author examines the core features of ASD and applies known characteristics to ways in which QoL domains and assessment tools can be adapted to people with ASD.
Descriptors: Residential Care, Autism, Quality of Life, Questionnaires, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Evaluation Methods
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