Currently, one female is diagnosed with Asperger's or autism for every four males diagnosed. Those who work in the field know the actual prevalence is closer to one autistic female for every three males. Many women and girls go undiagnosed or are misdiagnosed for a variety of reasons, including often having subtler or different manifestations of the profile than boys and men. This means that many girls and women are slipping through the cracks, unrecognized for, and supported in, their unique characteristics. Women with Asperger/autism profiles, like men, have a range of traits of varying degrees. AANE can help women understand how their traits may be different from men or what is portrayed in the media.
Information and Education
Article: Asperger and Autism Spectrum--Women and Girls
Video: Shining Light on Women with an Asperger/Autism Profile
Resources for Parents of Girls
AANE Services and Support (All Adults)
LifeNet Independent Living Support Program
Support Groups for Adults (Women's Support Groups below)
Social Activities and Events for Adults (Women's Social Activity below)
Upcoming Groups, Activities, and Events for Adults
Generous grants from Felicity House and Boston Evening Clinic Foundation help fund AANE's women's support groups.