Mo shares her thoughts about living with autism

Mo is studying at home, and concentrating on getting better Credit: ITV

This week we're focusing on the issue of girls who are on the autistic spectrum to mark Autism Awareness Week. This article looks at the devastating impact a lack of diagnosis can have on a girl's mental health. Christine Alsford has the second of our special reports.

Christine spoke to: Mo May and her mother Vicki; Dr Sarah Lister Brook, Clinical Director, National Autistic Society; and Dr Will Mandy, Clinical Psychologist, University College, London.

The National Autistic Society run a confidential helpline on 0808 800 4104. You can contact the campaign group Fighting Inequality for Girls on the Spectrum at

Other important contacts: Mind (0300 123 3393) Sane (0300 304 7000).

The other reports in the series can be viewed by clicking here and here