Document: texte impriméAdult Women on the High-Functioning Autism Spectrum / Shiri PEARLMAN-AVNION

in Autism in Adulthood / Susan LOWINGER

Titre :Adult Women on the High-Functioning Autism Spectrum
Type de document : texte imprimé
Auteurs : Shiri PEARLMAN-AVNION, Auteur ; Rotem SHLAIN, Auteur
Année de publication : 2019
Importance : p.89-112
Langues :Anglais (eng)
Index. décimale : ADU-A ADU-A Adultes - Généralités
Résumé : This chapter deals with the unique characteristics of women on the High-Functioning end of the Autism Spectrum (HFA), a group that is underrepresented in the researchResearch literature. ResearchResearch findings support the hypothesis that women with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) are different from men with ASD in many ways. The issue of late diagnosisLate diagnosis or misdiagnosis, camouflaging of autistic characteristics, and the risks of gender-dependent phenotypesGender-dependent phenotype of ASD, is explored through a contemporary literature review and using personal interviews conducted with a sample of adult women on the high-functioning end of the autism spectrum. The findings suggest the need for a focused effort to construct diagnostic tools for the identification and treatment of girls and women with ASD-HF, and to correct the long-standing discrimination in diagnosisDiscrimination-in-diagnosis and treatment. Conclusions address some relevant recommendations for the professional staff and therapists.
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