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Tackling low diagnosis of autism in girls - key features to note

Posted on Tuesday, 27 October 2020, in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services, Child Autism, Child & Teen ADHD, Child & Teen Anxiety, Child & Teen Depression, Student Health

Copy of Openhouse on Autism 19

 

This event took place on 28th October 2020

 

In this event, host Emma Woodhouse, Neurodevelopmental Specialist and Autism Expert at Clinical Partners, with Clinical Psychologists Dr Ann Ozsivadjian and Dr Marianna Murin explored the low diagnosis of autism in girls and women, to discover practical actions you can take to help your child.

 

You can view the full recording, and information on further OpenHouse events, on our Facebook page here.

 

Dr Ann and Dr Marianna have put their key insights into an infographic below.  Please feel free to use and share. We’ve also added further links to resources we hope you find useful.

 OpenHouse on Autism Autistic Girls and Women AAP 1

 

Female presentation of ASC by autistic women and girls

 

Interesting TED talks by young women about their experience of Neurodiversity

Neurodiversity - the key that unlocked my world 

How Autism freed me to be myself

How I learned to communicate my inner life with Aspergers

 

Helpful websites authored by autistic women

https://www.qlmentoring.com/

https://www.robynsteward.com/

http://www.asperger-training.com/

 

Developing Social Skills

 

Books

The Science of Making Friends: Helping Socially Challenged Teens and Young Adults

Social Skills for Teenagers with Developmental and Autism Spectrum Disorders

 

Puberty and autistic girls

 

Puberty Resources

Preparing for Puberty

Puberty Tips and Social Stories

Sex Education

 

Safety around Sexuality Issues

Robyn Steward - The Independent Woman's Handbook for Super Safe Living on the Autistic Spectrum Paperback, 2013

 

Additional Resources

 

Podcasts

Spotting autism in girls

Discover your child's superpower

Tailoring support, CBT and mindfulness for autistic children

Recognising mental health issues in autistic children

 

Blogs

The autistic traits you might not think to look for in girls

How can Autism Friendly Support help my child?

Helping autistic children thrive at Christmas

 

Further information

Autism Explained – Comics from Rebecca Burgess

Diagnosing Autism in children

Autism Assessments

Parenting Support

Rae Britton

Rae Britton Content Editor BA Joint Hons, QTS

Rae oversees the creation of a range of content that offers insight, support and guidance on mental health issues. She is both passionate and ably qualified. She is a former primary school teacher, while she also has three children, two of whom have ADHD with one of those also diagnosed with Asperger’s. It means she can combine her expertise and direct experience to shape content that helps those in need to survive, thrive and excel.

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