A growing body of research shows worryingly high levels of suicidal behaviours in autistic adults. This talk begins with a review of the current research in this area before moving on to a discussion of how it relates to autistic children and young people. It will consider the challenges faced by autistic children and young people and how these may be supported by taking an experience-sensitive approach to wellbeing. Learning outcomes include a greater understanding of the current evidence around understanding suicidal behaviours in autistic people and an appreciation of how to move towards more effective support for autistic children and young people.
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