The importance of home: Satisfaction with accommodation, neighborhood, and life in adults with autism

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Published by the National Library of Medicine, this research paper describes the housing situation of a large sample of adults with autism and mostly average intellectual abilities.

It examines predictors of independent living, accommodation satisfaction, neighborhood satisfaction, and satisfaction with life based on an online survey.

The research concluded that women, older adults, and those with higher IQ's were more likely to live independently. They were equally pleased with their house and neighborhood as adults from a Dutch community sample, but autistic adults were less satisfied with their life in general.