The Chameleons: Women with Autism

We often hear about autism in men, but rarely in women.

SBS The Feed, looks at three different generations of women living with autism and how the stigma of the condition is amplified.

We often hear about autism in men, but rarely in women. The Feed looks at three different generations of women living with autism and how the stigma of the condition is amplified by gender.

More than 200,000 Australians have autism. It’s diagnosed four times more in males than in females and some experts in the field believe this reflects a failure of diagnostic processes rather than a natural imbalance. They say girls with autism are often misdiagnosed, sometimes with damaging results.

Reproduced courtesy of SBS The Feed

http://www.sbs.com.au/news/thefeed/story/girls-autism-are-going-undiagnosed