Tag: gender

July 2018
Features / Multimedia

Spectrum presents ‘Flying University: Women on the autism spectrum’

by  /  12 July 2018

There’s been an increasing awareness in American culture of autism and what it’s like to be a person on the spectrum. Yet most of that discussion focuses on the experience of men, leaving unheard the voices of women. Join Caveat and Spectrum for three talks on dating, employment and race, by women on the spectrum.

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June 2018
three teenage girls talking and laughing in school hallway while one girl stands alone to the side.
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Some autism traits may show up later in girls than in boys

by  /  18 June 2018

Girls with autism traits have fewer problems with social communication than boys do early on, but their skills worsen by adolescence.

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Autism’s sex ratio, explained

by  /  13 June 2018

More boys than girls have autism; diagnostic biases and genetic factors may explain the skewed sex ratio.

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May 2018
Elementary school age girl with glasses watches from outside a fence.
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To get an autism diagnosis, girls need worse social skills than boys

by  /  28 May 2018

Girls with an autism diagnosis have more severe impairments in social communication than boys with the diagnosis.

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Girls with autism at high risk of sexual abuse, large study says

by  /  14 May 2018

Many women with autism or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder report having been sexually abused as a child.

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Young girls with autism have more psychiatric problems than boys

by  /  12 May 2018

A greater proportion of 3-year-old girls than boys with autism have psychiatric features such as anxiety and moodiness.

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2018
News / Spotted

Dividing autism; novel messengers; million-dollar mark and more

by  /  11 May 2018

A researcher proposes splitting autism into subtypes, mitochondria make neurotransmitters, and highly successful grantees may face a funding cap.

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Opinion / Columnists / Community concerns

In DSM-5, guidance on girls with autism is short but savvy

by  /  9 May 2018

The DSM-5 acknowledges how gender shapes autism more than any previous diagnostic manual has, but it’s time to fold in a few new findings.

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Features / Deep Dive

Why the definition of autism needs to be refined

by  /  9 May 2018

Five years after its latest revision, the manual used to diagnose autism is back under scrutiny, as evidence suggests it excludes some people on the spectrum.

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Scans reveal sex difference in brain thinning during childhood

by  /  9 May 2018

Part of the brain’s outer layer thins too quickly with age in boys with autism, but not in girls with the condition.

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