An ITV News Central investigation has highlighted concerns about suicide rates among people with autism.
Coventry University research shows that two thirds of newly-diagnosed adults had contemplated taking their own lives.
We've been speaking to a mum from Kenilworth in Warwickshire who has seven children, six of whom are autistic.
For the last 10 years, she's looked after them on her own after her husband took his own life. Rebecca Burrows went to meet the family.
Three sisters have described what it's like living with autism, and how despite it being challenging, it means they have unique talents.
"I’m often asked how I did it. The truthful answer is that I slept very little and my actions were those of a runaway train."
A mother of six autistic children tells ITV News Central she believes her husband, who killed himself, was also on the spectrum.