Autism—It’s Different in Girls

Anonymously Autistic

Research suggests the disorder often looks different in females, many of whom are being misdiagnosed and missing out on the support they need.

It’s different for girls. We learn to blend in until we cannot blend in any more. The pressure becomes too much and we fall apart. Passing for neurotypical is something that many Aspie women learn – causing anxiety, low self esteem, and more.

Having to “pass” as a neurotypical person says “you are not good enough as you are.” It takes up a lot of energy when our energy is already limited. Things will not change until the world knows we exist.

I can take no credit for the information below – please check out the AMAZING full article on Scientific American by Maia Szalavitz here.

One in 68 children in the U.S. is affected by autism—but new research suggests that current diagnostic methods overlook…

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