Gender Differences in Asperger’s: Being a Trans Guy and a Female-Socialized Aspie

By Elliott DeLine (see full bio below) I have never been quite like most people. I was aware of my difference from a very early age. It was as though I viewed the world in an entirely different way from the people around me. Things that they took seriously seemed inconsequential to me. Things that […]

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Study finds girls with mild autism susceptible to treatment-resistant epilepsy

New York — In a study published in the June issue of Autism Research, researchers at the New York University observed that girls with mild autism are susceptible to what scientists call ‘treatment-resistant’ epilepsy. It has long been observed by researchers that girls appear less likely to develop autism than boys, and that a significant number […]

Researchers suggest autism in girls may be more subtle

Gold Coast, Australia — A study conducted by researchers from the Centre for Autism Spectrum Disorder at the Bond University in Queensland, Australia suggests that autism in girls may be just as prevalent as it is in boys. According to the researchers, the way girls cope with autism make the developmental disorder appear more subtle, […]

Scientists discover gene mutation linked to severe autism in girls

Baltimore, Md. — Researchers from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine’s Institute of Genetic Medicine said that they have discovered a single genetic mutation that is likely responsible for severe autism in young girls. Using an approach that concentrates on rare and extreme cases of autism, the researchers studied 13 young girls with severe […]

Webinar: A Summary of The Female Autism Conundrum

Editor’s Note: On 11 March, David Skuse and William Mandy presented evidence to support the notion that the tools available for diagnosing girls with autism show an inherent gender bias  with Sfari.org.  Skuse is professor of behavioral and brain sciences at University College London, and Mandy, his colleague and frequent collaborator, is senior lecturer of clinical psychology. […]

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Autism’s Women’s Network: Autism and Race Anthology

The Autism Women’s Network was created by Autistic women as a way to create a diverse community supporting allies, friends, and advocates. Their projects in the past have not solely focused on women’s issues, but also examined the intersection between issues which affect multiple populations. DIVERgent is an initiative exploring the ways disabled women are […]

Is the NHS failing girls who are on the autism spectrum?

Autism and girls -In an article published in the Guardian newspaper this week, the issue of women and girls on the autism spectrum was discussed at great length and the issues surrounding diagnosis. Autism has very much been  characterised in the past as a male condition. However autism in women is much more prevalent than […]

UPDATE – Olley Edwards on Autism Women Matter and the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe Part 2

This is a guest post by Olley Edwards. November 6 2014 Autism Women Matter flew out to Geneva to take part in the Beijing +20 Review. Autism Women Matter  with many professionals who are in a position to help the voices, needs and equality of women and girls with autism, for their needs to be […]

UPDATE – Olley Edwards on Autism Women Matter and the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe Part 1

This is a guest post by Olley Edwards November 6 2014 Autism Women Matter flew out to Geneva to take part in the Beijing +20 Review. Autism Women Matter  with many professionals who are in a position to help the voices, needs and equality of women and girls with autism, for their needs to be […]

Autism Women Matter honoured to participate in the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe

Autism Women Matter, UK – is an all female advocacy group consisting of females who are either on the autistic spectrum or who are involved in promoting awareness and understanding for those women who are on the spectrum. Autism Daily Newscast reported on Autism Women Matter back in February and our report can be read […]