Articles about: Gender

Girls Mask Autism Symptoms Using Social Skills

17 October 2017 – The research on why fewer girls get diagnosed with autism than boys continues to pile up. Altogether Autism researcher Liliya John checks out the latest findings. TWO RECENT STUDIES¬†from Poland add to the growing body of research indicating girls are less likely to be diagnosed with autism than boys due to […]

Research offers fresh clues as to why girls evade detection

17 October 2017 – Catherine Trezona attended the fifth Asia Pacific Autism Conference (#APAC17) in Sydney in September and shares the latest research into gender differences in the assessment of autism. ARE AUTISM¬†assessment tools gender neutral? Autistics and professionals have been discussing this for several years and #APAC17 offered delegates a range of presentations on […]

Gender differences in autism

30 May 2017 – Flying under the radar, slipping through the net or hiding in plain sight? There is limited information regarding autism in the female population and what we know about autism is mostly about autism in males. Liliya John writes that since the beginning, our understandings of autism have always been from a […]