As a community consultant representing autistics for the American Society of Suicidology, I work to share how difficult, unique and overwhelming depression can be for autistics. Standard treatments and consultations might not (usually don't) work well for us. Practioners are beginning to understand this as they search for better ways to work with us to help us deal with the invisible but oh so real bugs that bite the mind and heart. Yep, bugs. That's my personification for depression- something I'd surely like to send away.
Below is a link for an article on neuroimaging and depression which seeks insight that will supprt personalized treatment plans for autistics who deal with suicidal thoughts and depression. I find the article fascinating and I hope you do, too. It gives me hope that we might finally be on a path for building roads meant for individuals rather than a collective mass.