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Young people with a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are at a disproportionately high risk of experiencing additional mental health difficulties.

The work of this group aims to improve our understanding of the mechanisms of mental health difficulties in autism to inform the development of more effective interventions. In doing so we hope to promote individualized approaches to treatment based on profiles of strengths and vulnerabilities and targeting specific mechanisms.

Our research is based in the Department of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry at King’s College London, but we work closely with clinicians in the Service for Complex Autism and Associated Neurodevelopmental Disorders (SCAAND).