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.
Host: Siena Castellon, Founder of Neurodiversity Celebration Week
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