Wednesday sees the commemoration of International Women’s Day.
Over the last few months i have been involved in a number of conversations about women and autism.
Two questions came up repeatedly.
Firstly – how difficult it is for women to be diagnosed with autism? (Currently in the UK 80% of those diagnosed with autism in the UK are male.) Secondly the lack of services specially designed for and provided to females on the autism spectrum.
So I was wondering if this experience was more universal that just London. I’d really like to know the opinions of others.
Thus I’ve set up a one question poll to find out if women on the autism spectrum are getting the services they need. It would be really great if you could take part.
Secondly we would love to hear the voices of autistic women. It would be great if you could share your story ( or the story of a female loved one with autism) in the comments section below.
Many thanks in advance.