Understanding wellbeing from the perspective of adults with autism and learning disability

Anna Cooper

The National Autistic Society

Anna has worked for almost 12 years in a variety of different roles providing and developing support services for autistic people. She is currently the Head of Business Development for The National Autistic Society (Scotland) and is also studying for a Doctorate (EdD) at Sheffield Hallam University. Anna is researching what is understood about quality of life for autistic people using care services and her thesis will focus on developing an understanding of quality of life from the perspective of adults with autism and a learning disability. The study will employ the use of photography as a mechanism for enabling participants to communicate the things that are important to them. Anna hopes that her research will help inform the development of an autism specific outcomes framework.


Background and introduction There are ethical, organisational and policy drivers to ensuring that adult care services are appropriate, meaningful and have a positive impact. However, despite an increasing demand for... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Anna Cooper (The National Autistic Society)

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Topics: Research


V6C » Oral Posters: Comorbidities; mental health and wellbeing; access to healthcare III (10:20 - Saturday, 17th September, Moorfoot Room)

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