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Girls and autism: learning available from children in scotland

Girls and autism: with Sarah Hendrickx

Tuesday, 22 May 2018 in Glasgow

About the event
Girls are still less likely to be diagnosed with autism than boys. Research shows that this can be due to a number of reasons, such as girls being more able to interact socially through delayed imitation. As a result, they are often not referred for diagnosis and miss out on suitable support. 

This seminar is led by Sarah Hendrickx, an expert in autism spectrum conditions who also happens to have Asperger syndrome. 

Key learning:
• Current research into girls on the spectrum – how autism presents differently in girls
• Diagnosis and how to apply the criteria
• Key problems girls face, including anxiety, teen years and co-morbidity
• Strategies to support girls on the spectrum and their families. 

About the trainer
Sarah Hendrickx has been a keynote autism speaker at national autism conferences in the UK and overseas and specialises in speaking on all aspects of autism and Asperger syndrome including relationships, women, gender differences, employment and alcohol.

Sarah was diagnosed with Asperger syndrome at the age of 43 – after she had written several books on the subject. 

“As always, Sarah was an excellent speaker – informative, candid and informal. I always enjoy and feel inspired by listening and learning from her.”Girls and autism delegate, October 2017

How to book a place
By calling 0131 313 8828
By emailing events@childreninscotland.org.uk 

Cost to attend
From £89 for Children in Scotland members; from £109 for non-members.