We are participating in a very important project with Dr Laura Crane. We have been trying to find ways for our students and parents to give their views on their own Quality of Life (QoL). This will help our students in the areas of wellbeing, achievement, communication and independence. For families, sharing this information will help us identify potential areas of support.
We will be part of a collaborative group with two universities and two partner schools. This is an international project and we are helping to test the validity of two questionnaires specifically designed for autistic young people and their families. This will make a major contribution to the field of autism research. It is essential that the views of autistic girls are reflected in this research, as their voices are often marginalised or ignored.
Interviews will be held on the 18th and 19th December.