As the prevalence rate of autism increases so will the number of persons with autism entering adulthood. Currently, outcomes for people with autism are poor; leaving those with autism in need of optimal life-long services. Despite this, scholars have demonstrated methods to increase Quality of Life (QoL). However, the gap between what is known and what exists in sustainable communities has not been researched in great depth. The purpose of this study is to explore the make-up of sustainable communities, those participating in them, and examine QoL outcomes. One survey, containing demographic, descriptive and QoL questions was sent to sustainable communities. A second survey was sent, by community administrators, to families associated with these two communities. Finally, two administrators were interviewed to provide context to each survey. Survey results revealed two communities offer similar services, employ similar staff and have a common central theme throughout their community. Yet, the two communities carry out services in very different ways. Quantitative results demonstrate participants achieving statistically similar mean QoL scores. A correlation indicates, as the frequency of services increase, so does QoL. This research suggests these two communities deliver services in a manner leading to higher levels of QoL. Results may guide those considering sustainable communities as a service provider. This research establishes groundwork for further research with sustainable communities. Future knowledge is needed regarding regulation and oversight. For a growing population in need of life-long services that deliver high levels of QoL, sustainable communities could be a reliable resource in the near future.