Women and girls on the autism spectrum
Venue: Novotel City Centre Hotel,
|Event Date/Time: Oct 16, 2012||End Date/Time: Oct 16, 2012|
|Early Registration Date: Jul 27, 2012|
Autism is an overwhelmingly male diagnosis â€“ 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? Are women really less likely to have autism or are they just slipping through the net? Could it be that they are just better than their male counterparts at adapting to social situations or are simply more skilled at pretending not to have autism?
This conference aims to further the discussion around the possible under-diagnosis of women and girls with autism. Our keynote speaker, Dr Juli Crocombe, will present her latest research on this topic and our programme of international experts will discuss the implications for future research and practice, including prevalence rates, adaptation of diagnostic criteria and differences in presentation.