At present I see many teenagers with a diagnosis of Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) who are stuck. Many live at home and do not go to school. Some have struggled to meet the combined academic and social demands and feel unmotivated and are difficult to engage.
Severe Depression may affect at least 3 % of young people under the age of 18 years.
About 2% of all people have ASD.
Depression is common in teenagers with ASD, affecting as much as 30-70%, impairing them in their progress at school.