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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Autism Librarian

 

 

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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

Boys to men

In the past few years more research has begun to be done on girls with autism and the apparent differences between the boys and girls. Now it appears there are differences even between boys and men.

This according to the article entitled “Study reveals subtle brain differences in men with autism” over at Medical Xpress and courtesy of Kings College London. So the next question undoubtedly will be, what are the differences between girls and women?

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Autism Librarian