National Autistic Society: Women and Girls Conference
Join us this September in Edinburgh at the 2019 Women and Girls Conference. We're bringing together practitioners, trainers, researchers, and much more for our highly anticipated conference.
Many autistic females experience barriers to accessing a diagnosis. Females continue to be overlooked, misunderstood or misdiagnosed. They often mask, with detrimental impact on the individual. Females often demonstrate more ‘subtle’ presentations of autism than is expected. Masking, and subtle presentation, may be contributing factors to clinicians and other professionals failing to recognise or to understand the needs of autistic women and girls.
We are happy to announce that this year, all of our speakers and chairs are autistic women. Our speakers will be giving their personal insight as well as practical strategies and examples of best practice to take away. We are delighted to have Carly Jones MBE and BBC Radio regular and stand-up poet Dr Kate Fox delivering key talks.
The programme explores:
- diagnosing autistic women and girls
- mental health and masking
- friendships and relationships
- supporting autistic girls in school
- menstruation, pregnancy and motherhood.