Girls and autism: a seminar with Sarah Hendrickx
About this event
Girls are still less likely to be diagnosed with autism than boys, and, as a result, are not referred for diagnosis or miss out on support.
This seminar is led by Sarah Hendrickx, an expert in autism spectrum conditions who also happens to have Asperger syndrome.
- Current research into girls on the spectrum - how autism presents differently in girls
- Diagnosis and how to apply the criteria
- Key problems that girls face - including anxiety, puberty and co-morbidity
- Strategies to support girls on the spectrum and their families.
Sarah has been a keynote speaker at national autism conferences in the UK and overseas. She specialises in speaking on all aspects of autism and Asperger syndrome including relationships, women, gender differences (sometimes with her autistic partner, Keith), employment and alcohol. She has an unusually blunt and humorous speaking style which is more informal and 'says it like it is'. Sarah was diagnosed autistic with Asperger syndrome at the age of 43 - after she had written several books on the subject.