Autism, girls and keeping it all inside.

Q & A sessions for parents

2 hour session with a group of parents facilitated by school.

How to spot signs, route to diagnosis and generalised support strategies

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).

This session 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

  • Identify what triggers dysregulation and what helps to self-regulate

  • Understand sensory issues for autistic girls

  • Understand gender experiences may be different for autistic young people

  • Build knowledge of neurodiversity in a neuro-affirmative way

  • Answer questions from parents

PRICE: £200 (no VAT)

Please contact us for more details.