Autism is a disorder of neural development characterized by impaired social interaction and verbal and non-verbal communication, and by restricted, repetitive or stereotyped behaviour.
Studies have revealed that Women with autism often go undiagnosed or receive either a partial diagnosis or a diagnosis that is years overdue. This may be because females with Autism present with fewer repetitive behaviours than males with Autism on standard diagnostic tests. For every one girl diagnosed with autism there are 10 boys diagnosed. With so many more males diagnosed, most of the diagnostic assessments are based on research in boys w … [Read more...]