Young autistic people, aged 16 – 25, can face considerable difficulties as they experience the world around them. Many also have additional problems with their mental health and wellbeing. Some young people feel that it is hard to know whether what they are feeling is the same as everyone else their age, whether it is because they’re autistic, or if they have mental health problems.
Yet there is very little known about how young autistic people understand their own mental health needs.
There is now a joint project between myVoice (a group of young autistic people who work together to make a difference for other autistic people), the charity Ambitious about Autism, and researchers at the Centre for Research in Autism and Education (CRAE) at UCL Institute of Education looking into the views and feelings of young adults with Autism.
If you’re reading this and are a young person with Autism, they’d like to hear your views. Click on this link to find out more.