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Overview

Based on current data, autism is approximately four times more common in boys than in girls; however, many experts believe that more accurate identification of girls and women will result in a 2 to 1 ratio. In order to make sure that girls and women who have autism spectrum disorder are recognized, a different approach to identification is needed. Girls and women often face different challenges from those faced by their male counterparts; therefore, different support services are needed in order to address the specific needs of girls on the spectrum. This module focuses on how autism presents in girls and women and on providing strategies based on their specific needs.

  • What's Included
  • 27 pages
  • Pre/post-assessments
  • Optional $10 certficate
  1. Describe the self-reinforcing cycle of data based on boys and identification/diagnosis
  2. List three of the many risks that increase for girls with autism spectrum disorder when school teams and other professionals fail to recognize their autism
  3. Compare restricted interests in females with ASD to restricted interests in males with ASD
  4. Describe how camouflaging helps and hurts girls on the spectrum
  5. Describe strategies for supporting girls on the spectrum during their school years in order to improve outcomes such as further education, employment, and independent living
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Purchasing certificates that validate successful completion of module will be available soon. More information about graduate credit and continuing education credit will be released as approvals are secured.

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