Women and girls on the autism spectrum
Organization: The National Autistic Society
|Event Date/Time: Oct 01, 2013||End Date/Time: Oct 01, 2013|
Autism is an overwhelmingly male diagnosis – it has even been described as the "extreme male brain". But why do women only make up one in four of those diagnosed with autism? This conference, organised by the National Autistic Society, will examine the unique challenges facing women and girls with autism. Our programme of international experts will discuss the implications for future research and practice, including prevalence rates and differences in presentation. Our keynote speaker is Jennifer O’Toole, the author of two internationally successful books and an Aspie mum with an Aspie daughter. She will talk about what might be going on emotionally and intellectually when girls with autism exhibit certain types of behaviours.