Signs of Autism in Girls – Is Asperger’s in Women Overlooked?

Girls with autism are often misdiagnosed, misunderstood, and lack the essential support they need according to recent studies.

Research by Brown University indicates that autism and Asperger’s syndrome are more common than previously thought and girls are more likely to be diagnosed 1.5 years later than boys.

One of the reasons for this is the symptoms of autism in women and girls can exhibit themselves differently from those of their male peers with Asperger’s syndrome and other forms of autism spectrum disorders. Read more.