The Single Most Important Thing That Has Happened to Me in My Life.
Awareness and diagnosis of autism in adulthood is on the rise. Studies have considered the impact of receiving an autism diagnosis for parents of children on the spectrum, although only few primarily qualitative studies have considered the self-reported impact of autism diagnosis. The Impact of Diagnosis Scale (IODS) was initially developed with a focus on borderline personality disorder. Our aim was to develop a version suitable for autistic individuals.
Cooperative Research Centre for Living with Autism (Autism CRC)
- School of Psychology and Public Health