Life skills interventions and autism
Strong evidence – there is lots of high-quality evidence that some young people find this treatment option helpful.
You should be offered support to develop daily living skills and coping strategies that will help you to be as independent as possible. You should also be offered support to use age-appropriate leisure facilities, public transport and with employment. Life skills support is often offered by special schools as part of their curriculum. If you go to a mainstream school, you might be offered life skills support by an occupational therapist.
Treatments outlined on these webpages may not be available in every local area. It’s important that you discuss with your GP or mental health professional the treatment options available to you. You can also search for services near you on our Youth Wellbeing Directory and find out more about referral processes here.