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The Lost Girls

Misdiagnosed, Misunderstood or Missed Altogether, Many Women with Autism Struggle to Get the Help They Need

By Mandavilli, Apoorva

Summary

This online article describes how girls and women on the autism spectrum may have difficulty obtaining a diagnosis and supports. It includes information about several cases, and discusses how girls and women may face different challenges than males because of their gender. It also notes the shortage of supports for these challenges.

Spectrum News offers information about new developments in autism research, as well as discussion of trends and controversies in research. Spectrum News began as part of SFARI.org, and receives funding from the SFARI foundation.

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Subject(s)

This online article is in English

Publication:

Spectrum News
2015

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