• Autistic Adults/Women

    Autistic Adults/Women

    Please contact me if you are an adult, you suspect that you have an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), and you would like to be evaluated. Below are some resources about the misidentification and missed identification of autistic women and girls compared to men and boys.

    My approach to evaluating adults who suspect they may be on the autism spectrum includes training by the world-renowned Drs. Attwood and Garnett. If you are interested in the ins and outs of the evaluation process, here is an introduction to their masterclass.

     

    Autistic Adults/Women

    Please contact me if you are an adult, you suspect that you have an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), and you would like to be evaluated. Below are some resources about the misidentification and missed identification of autistic women and girls compared to men and boys.

    My approach to evaluating adults who suspect they may be on the autism spectrum includes training by the world-renowned Drs. Attwood and Garnett. If you are interested in the ins and outs of the evaluation process, here is an introduction to their masterclass.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     
     

    ARTICLE SUMMARIES

    Masking and Camouflaging

    The Costs of Camouflaging Autism

    Women with Autism Hide Complex Struggles Behind Masks

    Some Autism Traits May Show Up Later in Girls Than In Boys

    Adolescence Unmasks Autism Traits in Girls

    New Method Aims to Quantify Camouflaging in Autism

    Young Woman with Autism Asks: “Am I So Different?”

    Social Skills and Friendship

    Autistic Girls, Boys Differ In How They Talk About Social Groups

    Friendships Pose Unique Challenges for Women on the Spectrum

    Use of Certain Social Strategies Linked to Anxiety in Autism  

    For Autistic Children, Emotional Problems May Hinder Social Success

    Girls With Autism Need Help Honing Social Skills in Realistic Settings

    Quarantine May Hit Autistic Women and Children Hardest

    Repetitive Behaviors

    Repetitive Behaviors in Autism Show Sex Bias Early in Life

    School Program Makes Inroads Into Acceptance of Autism

    Eating Disorders

    Girls with Autism May Stop Eating to Blunt Social Pain

    Food Fight

    Anorexia’s Link to Autism Explained

    The Invisible Link Between Autism and Anorexia

    Autism Traits in Childhood Linked to Eating Disorders in Adolescence

    Transgender

    Focus on Autism Must Broaden to Include Non-Binary Genders

    Living Between Genders

    Why We Need to Respect Sexual Orientation, Gender Diversity in Autism

    Largest Study to Date Confirms Overlap Between Autism and Gender Diversity

    Blogs

    Females and Autism/Aspergers: A Checklist

    Unusual: A Reflection on My School Days as an Unidentified Autistic

    Everyday Autistic

    Musings of an Aspie

    General Resources

    Welcome to the Autistic Community

    Autistic Women and Nonbinary Network

    Autism and Race

    DSM-5 ASD: Guidelines and Criteria Exemplars

    Online Tests/Self-Diagnosis

    Autism Spectrum Quotient

    Ritvo Autism Asperger Diagnostic Scale – Revised (RAADS-R)

    Females with Asperger’s Syndrome (Non-Official) Checklist

    An Autism Self-Diagnosis Masterpost

    Adult ASD: Self-Diagnosis or Professional Diagnosis

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