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The mental health charity for autistic young people.

We provide peer support, training and social action in the Birmingham area.

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Our Mission

Improve recovery outcomes, patient experience and feelings of empowerment for autistic children and young people who need psychiatric inpatient services.

Read EDA's latest news on the


Increase in mental health referrals since the pandemic


Of physiatrics wards have autistic cyp, yet there are no interventions for them


In investment of mental health transformation, yet specialist services are being reduced

Our Promise To Young People

  • We will ensure that we take a consistent approach to improving persistent distress
  • We will shift from “fixing and solving” to sharing the burden of adversity with young people
  • We will empower you to restore your future.

About Us

and what problems we've set out to solve

Our Intended Impact

and our theory of change