Author: Eva Ontiveros
Date: 2 april 2019
Is autism being missed among women and girls?
“Lots of autistic girls and women come across as very quiet, shy and introverted,” says Alis Rowe, a UK author and entrepreneur who was diagnosed with autism a few years ago.
“These quiet girls – and their problems – can be ‘invisible’ to other people.”
Alis says she herself was not diagnosed until she was 22.
Autism spectrum disorder or ASD is a condition that affects how people communicate and interact with the world. It is estimated that 1 in 160 children worldwide has an ASD, according to data from the World Health Organization, but there is a huge disparity in diagnoses by gender.
From: BBC News. Read more here