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ASPERGER'S AUTISM AND GIRLS: Understanding and Appreciating the Female Perspective
Dr. Tony Attwood is a Clinical Psychologist who has specialized in autism for over 30 years. As a practicing clinician with special interest in early diagnosis, severe challenging behavior, and Asperger's Syndrome, his experience covers the full range of the spectrum, from the profoundly disabled to the most highly functioning.
In this insightful presentation, Dr. Tony Attwood describes the unique challenges of women and girls with autism and Asperger's Syndrome. Addressing the rapid increase of women and girls with autism spectrum disorders, as well as the large number who remain misdiagnosed, he also covers the practical solutions school systems can implement, social challenges, and issues such as navigating puberty, transitioning to work or university, and the importance of careers.