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Women & Girls on the Autism Spectrum Conference 2012

Presenting the latest research and practice in diagnosis and support for women and girls with autism.

Date: 16 October 2012

Location: Novotel City Centre Hotel, Birmingham

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Autism is an overwhelmingly male diagnosis – 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?

Our keynote speaker, Dr Judith Gould, will highlight the issues around diagnosis of women and girls with autism and our programme of international experts will discuss a wide range of topics, including education, forensic issues, relationships and the impact on parents. Find out more here.

Tags: ["Autism", "girl child", "women", "gender", "education", "health", "mental health"]
Published Aug. 1, 2012 10:08 AM - Last modified Apr. 17, 2013 3:23 PM