Girls and autism


Original post from RN-All in the Mind

‘…………..Presented by Lynne Malcolm

All in the Mind

Most people tend to think of autism as a male disorder, the character in the film Rain Man often comes to mind. But emerging

MAGE: TEMPLE GRANDIN, AT TED 2010 (RED MAXWELL, FLICKR, CC BY NC 2.0)
MAGE: TEMPLE GRANDIN, AT TED 2010 (RED MAXWELL, FLICKR, CC BY NC 2.0)

research shows that girls often have different symptoms which cause them to slip through the net—misdiagnosed or undiagnosed by clinicians. We look at why girls on the autism spectrum present differently, and whether these sex differences are biological or environmental.

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