Thursday, August 9, 2012

Autism Women's Network

Autism Women's Network

The mission of the Autism Women's Network is to provide effective supports to autistic women and girls of all ages through a sense of community, advocacy and resources.

Non-speaking Self Advocate on Communication
"I am non-speaking, I am happy and I communicate. I do not want to speak, I want to be respected."
Written by Amy Sequenzia

Autism: Girls vs Boys
Research Suggests Gender Bias in Autism Diagnostic Criteria
Written by Sharon daVanport

A recent study by The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry suggests that lower intellectual or behavioral challenges in girls is a likely contributor to their lower diagnostic rates than boys displaying autistic-like traits at the same equivalency. It is not clear from the research if the results are indicative of the way girls cope and adapt, or a true gender bias in diagnosis.
The study set out to investigate disparities in gender with respect to diagnosis, and elements that influence the autism spectrum diagnostic criteria in girls as opposed to boys.

On Gratitude
For New Autism Parents
Written by ©Shannon Des Roches Rosa
My son Leo has passed the eleven and a half years mark

Autism Women's Network

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