Gender Differences in High Functioning Autism
April 4, 2018 –
The purpose of this presentation is to discuss the sex and gender differences that occur in high functioning autism. While evidence may suggest that more boys than girls are affected, this ratio could be exaggerated with unintentionally biased evaluations and by the abilities of women and girls with ASD to 'camouflage' their symptoms, thus preventing them from being diagnosed or receiving services. A lack of understanding of these sex and gender differences could be limiting our understanding of ASD as a whole.