Children and Young People's Mental Health: Improving Access to Effective Support
- 08:30 - 16:30
- The Royal National Hotel, London
Harvey Range was diagnosed as autistic at the age of 3 in 2006
after displaying what would be considered very stereotypical autistic traits such as struggling with communication, and having restricted interests. Harvey believes both a lack of understanding and a lot of misunderstanding led to him having struggled at school both socially and academically, and now an adult, has recognised more issues causing autistic adults to fall behind such as a lack of employment and continual isolation and falling behind in life amongst their peers. Harvey is attempting to create change by proposing ideas about how to better enhance the lives of autistic people in the UK and around the world through education and open dialogue. Harvey has worked on programmes on autism acceptance, visited parliament, spoken to MPs s and attended the international One Young World summit in Belfast in October 2023.