Girls and autism and aspergers

So tonight I have an article to post that talks not only on the differences in boys and girls with autism but also with aspergers. It’s entitled “What are the Signs of Autism in Girls-Is Asperger’s in Girls Overlooked?” and comes from Autism Parenting Magazine.

With asperger’s now falling under the category of autism in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders or DSM-V manual, it’s an intriguing article to say the least.

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Autism Librarian

 

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Girls

I remember this story like it was yesterday. One of the first articles I posted on girls and autism a few of years ago, really hit home with a young lady in England that has a sister with autism. So ever since she commented on my post, every time now I find an article on girls and autism, I post it.

Just like the article I wrote about in yesterday’s post entitled First and foremost, they are our children and even though I have a son with autism, the article I’m posting tonight hits close to home. It’s entitled “What I Want You to Know about My Daughter with Autism” by Brooke Wilson over at Yahoo! via The Mighty. So many times I’ve felt, and still feel the same way, even though he’s nineteen now.

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Autism Librarian

Girls + autism

As I said in a previous posted entitled Girls, Women and Autism, ever since I received a comment from a young lady whose sister is autistic, I’ve felt it’s important to cover girls and autism any time I get a chance.

I also know I’ve mentioned this film at least once before and so when I read this article, which is actually an interview with the screenwriter of the film, I felt it was definitely worth talking about again.

The article is entitled “What Inspired the Film ‘Please Stand By’ About a Woman with Autism” by Robert Watkins over at The Mighty. There’s also a link at the end of the article to the full interview.

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Autism Librarian

Girls, women and autism

Anytime I come across an article on girls and autism, I usually try and post it because I know it’s an under reported and research topic. So tonight I’m posting this article I found entitled “Don’t Overlook Autistic Girls” by Sally J. Pla over at the Miami Herald.

I once got a comment from a young lady on the other side of the world when I posted an article about girls and autism. I remember she really appreciated the article, so whenever I see an article on autism and girls, I always think back to her.

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Autism Librarian

Anxiety and girls

Anxiety. Such a heavy word for many people, including me. Like I’ve said in the past, I think we’re all on the spectrum, I think we all have anxiety. The difference is that it manifest’s itself differently for everyone.

This article, entitled “When Girls with Autism Mask How They’re Feeling” by J.L. Dark over at The Mighty, talks about those with autism and anxiety. Now I know my daughter has anxiety, the question to me has always been, is she on the spectrum?

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Girls, girls, girls

So I try to post articles about girls and autism whenever I see one but unfortunately, they’re not a lot. This one in fact comes for the Independent in the United Kingdom. The article is entitled “Girls with autism are getting a rougher deal than boys because our assessments are so male-centred: Thousand of women are not receiving the support they need because they’re better at ‘fitting in’ ” by Tiago Pinto. From what I can see or rather not see, we really need to focus more on girls and autism here in the United States.

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Hallelujah

I don’t normally talk about people who have passed on during the holidays but I must say, I learned a lot about the musician Leonard Cohen and the songs he wrote over at my community radio station 88.1 kdhx after his death earlier this year.

So consequently, when this story came up, I was amazed yet again by his work. This story and video over at Autism Speaks entitled “Girl with autism shines singing holiday version of ‘Hallelujah’” is amazing and so is her voice. Enjoy!

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Autism Librarian