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Autism / ADHD in Women & Girls: 
Under-identified & Under-supported

Friday, 25 March 2022

12:00 - 13:30 GMT

About the event

With Neurodiversity Celebration Week sharing the same month as International Women’s Week, it is more important than ever for us to consider why there are more girls and women coming forward identifying as neurodiverse. Until relatively recently, diagnosis of differences such as Autism and ADHD were often seen in the ‘male’ domain. More research was done relating to boys and their behaviours, screening and diagnostic tools often had a male bias.

 

This results in many women and girls being underrepresented or mis-diagnosed. So, what can we do to bridge this inequality of knowledge and inequality of access?

 

Please join us for an exciting panel discussion where we will hear different perspectives and voices from neurodivergent women.

 

Specifically, we will explore:

  • How autism and ADHD presents differently in women and girls

  • The prevalence of autism and ADHD in women and girls

  • Why women and girls are so often misdiagnosed

  • The challenges of masking

  • The barriers to diagnosis

  • The benefits of having a diagnosis

  • Which interventions and support are most beneficial

 

You will gain an awareness of how women and girls are impacted by autism and ADHD and learn about approaches, strategies and resources that can help overcome some of their challenges.

 

As this is a panel discussion, there will be lots of time for questions and interaction with you!

 

This is a free online event via Zoom.

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Host: Siena Castellon, Founder of Neurodiversity Celebration Week

Panelists:

  • Cathy Wassel, CEO of Autistic Girls Network

  • Rachel Morgan-Trimmer, Neurodiversity Consultant, Author and Keynote Speaker

  • Haley Moss, Leader on disability inclusion, autism and neurodiversity in the workplace. Attorney, advocate, author and speaker

  • Emma Case, Founder of Women Beyond The Box

  • Warda Farah, Speech and language therapist and Owner of Language Waves

  • Claire Farmer, Autistic Girls Network’s Co-Chair. Former special school headteacher, coach and mentor for Inclusion Expert

Register for this event