Girls & Autism: It Can Be Subtle, Or Absent For Some At Risk — CBS Chicago

Wow – finally some coverage for Autistic women and girls in the mainstream media. Yes – we exist!

The developmental disorder is at least four times more common in boys, but scientists taking a closer look are finding some gender-based surprises: Many girls with autism have social skills that can mask the condition.

via Girls & Autism: It Can Be Subtle, Or Absent For Some At Risk — CBS Chicago

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11 thoughts on “Girls & Autism: It Can Be Subtle, Or Absent For Some At Risk — CBS Chicago”

  1. Frustratingly, the article still focuses on boys. Girls’ autism doesn’t look like boys’ autism. Ok, but what DOES it look like? Not an easy answer, when it varies so much whether boy or girl, but still. Or how can diagnosis of girls be more effective? I’d have like to have seen the article tackle that, rather than bringing it back to the boys.
    Still, it’s a step forward that it’s being recognised in the mainstream at all. Baby steps

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  2. I love your blog.. I don’t know enough about autism, and I think a lot of other people feel the same way. It’s amazing that you’re creating awareness. I know it’s helpful for me, at least. When I saw this article- it was the first time I realized that I never really picture a girl when I hear the word autism. That says a lot and it stimulated me to start thinking differently. Thank you for sharing 🙂

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  3. CBS Chicago-that’s from my area. I see they had to end the article with male coverage. They should have begun by saying that one imagines what the mainstream has fed them for years: white male, blonde with blue eyes and no older than 5.
    One reason a female can manifest differently is b/c that their inappropriate behavior draws negative attention and even outrage from their families, blame and shame for the parents and boys get a pass. There is a double standard.

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