Women in the Spectrum
The concept of autism has been in use for about a century and consequently has evolved into our current understanding of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Even though its contemporary conception acknowledges a range of behaviours and symptoms, it is still subjected to stereotypes and particularly women are often neglected. Consequently, most women with autism are usually diagnosed late. Women tend to hide their emotions, their autism is not as obvious at first glance, and so they are often judged rather than supported.
Toby Blackman • Laura Jenkin • Matthew Lees • Danny McCormick • Rachel Miller •