autistic girls

Sometimes you can’t find the words to say what you need or how you feel. Sometimes you know the words but can’t get them out. And even when the words do come out right, people don’t always listen. ~ C.L. Bridge, awnnetwork.org

To My Preteen Self

Original post for Autistics Speaking Day by C.L. Bridge Dear eleven-year-old me, Hello from the future! There are so many things I want to tell you. But first, I suppose I …

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My Personality Is Not a Sub-Type Presentation

When I was first identified as autistic around 2001, very little had been written about autistic girls. There was a page or two in Tony Attwood’s book Asperger’s Syndrome, but there …

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Respectfully Connected: Interview with the Authors

Autism Women’s Network is dedicated to building a inclusive community for Autistic women and girls of all ages, their families, friends, and allies to support one another and share experiences. This …

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Autism, Therapies and Acceptance: A Mother’s Perspective

Long before the day we received a formal autism diagnosis, I already knew my daughter was Autistic. However, I hadn’t picked it up at first – not because the signs weren’t …

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Understanding the Gender Gap: Autistic Women and Girls

It’s common to hear that autism presents atypically in women and girls. This isn’t surprising, since the original models for autism and Asperger’s syndrome (AS) were largely based on studies of …

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