Autistic Girls Network is an organisation working to support, educate, and bring change.
We believe girls are being let down by the current system operating in the UK. Whether it’s protracted diagnosis, misdiagnosis or total lack of suitable provision, the system needs to be more reflective of female Autism on every level.
Currently the assessment tools used to screen for Autistic Spectrum Condition are male- centric: we want tools put in place that reflect multiple presentations, so no child’s need goes unrecognised or unsupported.
What we are aiming to achieve is recognition from the professionals, whether medical or educational. We aim to rally for support and raise the profile of female Autism. We hope with us all working together we can affect change. We can sign post you to support networks and are already in discussion with recognised professionals who feel this is needed. This is a national problem and feel we are stronger as one voice.
Even specialist ASC provision are often taking girls without adapting to their very different needs and vulnerability. We feel local Authorities have a duty to provide environments that are suitable for girls, that reflect their needs and allow them to achieve the best educational outcomes.
So please join us and together we can shine a light on our wonderfully brave, Autistic girls and make people recognise and see what we do every day.