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Dr Elisabeth Hurley, Research Officer at Autism West Midlands, will co-chair the NAS conference ‘Women and Girls on the Autism Spectrum’ in October. In the following article, she outlines some of the issues to be addressed at the conference


Dr Hurley has delivered a number of workshops and conference talks on women and girls with autism. She has also recently produced the book Ultraviolet Voices: Stories of Women on the Autism Spectrum, a collection of personal experiences written by women and girls with autism. 


That there are on average four or five times as many boys with autism than girls,1 is a commonly used statistic when it comes to autism. But when you dig deeper this statistic turns out to be much more complicated and reveals some interesting possibilities to consider when thinking about girls with autism.

 

Read in Full:

http://www.autism.org.uk/news-and-events/news-from-the-nas/elizabeth-hurley-women-and-girls-conf.aspx



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