It’s Not a Boy Thing

Instead of saying, “Boys are more likely to be on the autism spectrum,” maybe it’s time to start saying, “Girls with ASD are underdiagnosed.” When did you first realize you were on the spectrum or receive a professional diagnosis? I had suspicions that I was on the spectrum since I was in high school, but all the tests (geared toward male traits) told me I was borderline. As I grew older and the stressors around me worsened, my traits became more obvious. Those same online tests started confirming my suspicions, but nothing confirmed it more than Rudy Simone’s books and website. 

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