Pursuing Happiness: An Investigation of Positive Mental Health in Adolescents with High-Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder

Research Study

According to Schalock’s (2004) Emerging Disability Paradigm, researchers have an obligation to study positive traits of individuals with disabilities, including strengths, contributors to life satisfaction, and interventions to improve quality of life. The purpose of the present study is to examine personal strengths and life satisfaction in adolescents with high-functioning ASD. This study consists of an on-line questionnaire which may be completed in about 30 minutes. The first portion of the questionnaire is for the adolescents’ parent/caregiver to complete, and the second portion is for the adolescent to complete. The questionnaire may be accessed at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/thoughtsandfeelings, and the password is “research.”