The Shift: Improving Support for Autistic Females

Nov 30th 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

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Geneva Centre Presents The Shift: Improving Support for Autistic Females

This event will take place on Thursday, November 30th, 2023 from 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM ET. 

Speakers: Dr. Alycia Halladay, Dylan Miller, Amy Kelly

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One of the more consistent findings in autism research is the disparity in diagnosis between males and females. Fewer females are diagnosed with autism compared to males. Because of this, there is a gap in the understanding of females with a diagnosis across the lifespan and across the spectrum of autism. In order to inform clinicians and care providers about the unique needs of autistic females, a group of clinicians, scientists, self-advocates and parents of autistic females convened on a regular basis to begin to integrate the real-world experiences of females with clinical practice. The discussions were documented in a paper to appear in the Lancet. This presentation will include a parent, a self-advocate, and a researcher/parent to explain the process and highlight the main themes of the paper.

Geneva Centre for Autism Presents The Shift

Geneva Centre for Autism has envisioned a new and exciting free virtual series targeting the neurodiverse community, parents & caregivers, educators, healthcare & public service professionals.  

"The Shift” invites leading industry experts alongside community members to deep dive into diverse topics, allowing viewers to expand their own understanding, challenge pre-existing beliefs, stay on top of the latest research and build their resource toolbox.  

These 1-hour interactive sessions present a range of perspectives and expertise aimed to increase meaningful change, expand the dialogue and empower our neurodiverse community to thrive, one “shift” at a time.