Gender Differences in High Functioning Autism (CARD)

Gender Differences in High Functioning Autism

by The Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD) at Kennedy Krieger

The purpose of this presentation is to discuss the sex and gender differences that occur in high functioning autism. While evidence may suggest that more boys than girls are affected, this ratio could be exaggerated with unintentionally biased evaluations and by the abilities of women and girls with ASD to 'camouflage' their symptoms, thus preventing them from being diagnosed or receiving services. A lack of understanding of these sex and gender differences could be limiting our understanding of ASD as a whole.

Objectives:

  • To discuss the differences in the presentation of autism symptoms in boys and girls with high functioning autism.

  • To discuss how treatments and supports may differ according these gender differences.

Presenters:

Emily Dillon, Ph.D

Dr. Dillon is currently a post-doc fellow with Kennedy Krieger Institute and Johns Hopkins University. She completed her Ph.D. in Trinity College, University of Dublin, Ireland where she investigated gender differences in girls and boys with ASD. Her interests lie in social language, gender differences and how we diagnosis and define autism. 

This is a FREE Event!

Location Name: 
Creamer Building (3rd Floor Conference Room)
Location Address: 
3901 Greenspring Ave Baltimore, MD 21211
Contact Name: 
Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD)
Contact Email: 
info@kennedykrieger.org
Event Date: 
Wednesday, April 4, 2018 - 11:30am to 12:30pm