Learn CAMH Library: Research Resources on Women and Autism for World Autism Awareness Day

Published on March 29th, 2018 | from CAMH Education

CAMH Library: Research Resources on Women and Autism for World Autism Awareness Day

By Sarah Bonato, Reference/Research Librarian, CAMH Library

April 2 is World Autism Awareness Day

The 2018 theme is empowering women and girls with autism. See below for some related research resources.

The Experiences of Late-Diagnosed Women with Autism Spectrum Conditions: An Investigation of the Female Autism phenotype, by Sarah Bargiela, Robyn Steward, and William Mandy
From the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 46, no. 10 (2016): 3281-3294.

Girls and Women on the Autism Spectrum
From Autism Spectrum Australia

Girls and Autism: Flying Under the Radar, by Jo Egerton and Barry Carpenter
From nasen

A Guide for Health Professionals Working with Women with Autism and A Guide for Women with Autism When Engaging with Health Professionals
From the SWAN (Scottish Women’s Autism Network)

Sex and Gender Differences in Autism Spec, b. By Alycia K. Halladay, Somer Bishop, John N. Constantino, Amy M. Daniels, Katheen Koenig, Kate Palmer, Daniel Messinger et al.
From Molecular Autism 6, no. 1 (2015): 36.

  • In October 2014, Autism Speaks and the Autism Science Foundation co-organized a meeting that brought together almost 60 clinicians, researchers, parents, and self-identified autistic individuals. This article provides a summary of the issues discussed, including how the difference between females and males with ASD and the unique challenges to females with ASD as they transition into adulthood.
    Access at https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4465158/

What do We Know About Improving Employment Outcomes for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder? By Carolyn Dudley, David B. Nicholas and Jennifer D. Zwicker
From the University of Calgary, School of Public Policy




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One Response to CAMH Library: Research Resources on Women and Autism for World Autism Awareness Day

  1. Natale says:

    This is so important. Girls/women quickly are diagnosed with anxiety then depression “overly sensitive”. Our females go without treatment and or understanding. I both have a child ( girl and boy ) diagnosed with asd. This has helped me look at my life I’m now shy of 50 and feel I’m undiagnosed asd. I wish someone had unlocked and explained that to me. Instead I have just felt weird and misunderstood. I have no friends and struggle severely in all social circumstances to the point of ill. I believed it was depression.
    The majority of diagnosis are boys because they fit text book symptoms. Girls present differently but it’s autism. Our professionals need to look at female male stereotypes and start treating our female population they are hurting and falling between the cracks

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