Are Girls with Autism Being Overlooked? – Yes I think they are.
Another article that I cannot take credit for but worth sharing.
While she was growing up, Fiona Pettit O’Leary sensed that she was not the same as her peers. She explains that living her day-to-day life was exhausting because “there was an ever-present feeling of disconnection.” Along the way, she experienced anxiety, depression, anorexia, and suicidality—making an attempt on her life at age 18. It wasn’t until she was married with kids on the spectrum, however, that she began looking into autism more. Only then did the light click on: she had Asperger’s. A formal diagnosis confirmed this.
Is autism truly as male-dominated as we’ve thought, or have girls with autism been slipping through the cracks?