Girls on the Autistic Spectrum

Five times as many males as females are diagnosed with autism. Here is a useful article which offers more information on the topic and it offers some approaches to autistic females.

Autism—It's Different in Girls Scientific American March 1 2016

 

"Not just for Boys" Girls on the Autisic Spectrum
Rochdale Additional Needs Service power point presentation to its Autism champions
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Ted Talks Relating to Autism

Beginning over 30 years ago, TED covers all sorts of topics and usually shares them in the form of short, beneficial talks. We've found the topics on autism to be very insightful.

Steve Silberman discusses the increasing awareness of autism and its history, looking especially at a paper written in 1944 by Hans Asperger.

Here are some personal accounts from people living with autism.

Geneticist Wendy Chung shares an in-depth talk about the autism spectrum disorder and how autism can have multiple causes. She shares what her and her team have discovered through their studies.

You might have already heard of Temple Grandin. She shares what it's like to be autistic and her ability to "think in pictures" which provides her with many benefits in life.

16-year-old Rosie King shares what's great about being autistic and how people should not be afraid of being different. A great talk on human diversity.

Faith Jegede shares a personal insight into what it was like to grow up with two brothers, both autistic.

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