Plea for the autistic

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IN light of World Mental Health Day (October 10), I thought it necessary to highlight how many people with autism are needlessly developing mental health problems through a lack of support.

Research by the National Autistic Society (NAS) found 63 per cent of adults with autism do not have enough support to meet their needs.

Two-thirds of these say they have experienced anxiety due to a lack of support and one-third say they have experienced serious mental health problems.

Clare Greaves

branch officer Worthing NAS

Harrow Road