Autism, Girls and Keeping it All Inside – 90 minute session

1.5 hours

Virtually with school staff

Girls are diagnosed considerably later than boys on average (some research in Wales suggests 6 years later) and often not until secondary school, when everything changes and the young person’s coping and masking strategies no longer work. It’s part of Autistic Girls Network’s mission as a charity to campaign for greater understanding of how autism presents internally, which tends to be how autism commonly presents in girls (and if it doesn’t, they have probably been diagnosed much younger). If you have a better understanding of what you would be looking for, you can spot the signs and refer earlier so that neuro-affirmative support can be put in place. The earlier the young person is recognised as autistic and positively supported, the less likely that severe mental health issues will develop.

This training will help to

  • Understand why autistic girls are often missed and their issues not validated

  • Understand the signs of an internal presentation of autism

  • Understand the concept of autistic masking

  • Understand the concept of autistic burnout

  • Identify what being autistic means to the young person

  • Build knowledge of aspects of an autistic profile that are common such as interoceptive issues and alexithymia – both can cause misunderstanding and anxiety in a school setting and it’s important that all are aware of them

  • Understand sensory issues for autistic pupils

  • Understand gender experiences may be different for autistic young people

  • Build knowledge of neurodiversity in a neuro-affirmative way

Students and teachers will be told exactly what to expect before taking part, so that we eliminate as much uncertainty as possible (uncertainty = anxiety).

PRICE: £200 (no VAT)

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