Autism in Women & Girls
"We're failing girls at the moment. We are doing many thousands of them a great disservice. They are either not being picked up in the first place, but if they ask for help they are being turned away. Even if they are referred for diagnosis, they are commonly rejected." Dr Judith Gould.
Come and learn from two autistic women and a CAMHS nurse practitioner all specializing in the stories of autistic girls and women.
Cristina Myliroe is a 30 year old woman with a diagnosis of Asperger Syndrome. She talks about her school days, growing up and the battle to get the support she needs to live independently. She and Lynn McCann will also talk about the workplace and share tips for those who might employ an autistic person.
Fiona Fisher Bullivant is the author of “Working with Girls and Young Women with an Autism Spectrum Condition: A Practical Guide for Clinicians” and she will talk about her stories of supporting young autistic girls with their mental health. She will share her tips on building good mental health in autistic girls.
A further Speaker will be announced soon.
Although this course is aimed at girls, there will be autistic boys that share characteristics and challenges that girls do. Everyone is welcome at this course.