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Girls & Autism

This workshop will highlight the presentation of autism in girls. Autism is generally identified at a much lower rate in females however recent studies have suggested a 2;1 boy/girl ratio. We will explore the role and implications of masking for autistic girls and how best to support. As a complex behavioural method, masking is employed by the autistic community to learn neurotypical behaviours and mimic in social settings. This workshop will aim to examine the impact of masking and explore some of the reasons of its high prevalence in autistic girls.

Delivered by FAA project workers.

Face to Face Tuesday 5 March 2024, CINI (Children In Northern Ireland)
40 Montgomery Road, Belfast, BT6 9HL
10:30am – 12:30pm Jackilene Weatherup Belfast

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