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Why Many Autistic Girls Are Overlooked

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Oftentimes, girls can go undiagnosed in comparison to boys, girls tend to mask the symptoms of autism and don’t always fit the tradition autism stereotypes. Read on or follow the link to the full article published by the child mind institute HERE to learn more about why! Many more boys than girls are diagnosed on […]

Gender stereotypes have made us horrible at recognizing autism in women and girls

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October 12, 2016 By¬†Matthew Rozsa Despite the stats being slightly outdated, it’s still true today! In August, the National Autistic Society called on medical professionals to change the way they diagnose women and girls with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Ever since the term autism was first coined by Hans Asperger in 1944, it has remained predominantly, if anecdotally, associated with men […]