It is clear that Mental Health is a big issue for children, adolescents and adults with autism. People with autism appear to be at considerable increased risk for mental health problems. Despite the significance of the issue for both people with autism and their families, high quality research is rare.
If you're interested in topics relating to mental health in children and adolescents with autism and, crucially, how to support carers, then check out this new blog from friend and colleague Dr Jonathan Weiss from York University in Toronto Canada. Jonathan and his students are posting useful blogs and research summaries. Worth also keeping an eye out for new findings that will come from Jonathan's new research programme on these topics.