Published on March 29th, 2018 | from CAMH Education
CAMH Library: Research Resources on Women and Autism for World Autism Awareness Day
By Sarah Bonato, Reference/Research Librarian, CAMH Library
April 2 is World Autism Awareness Day
The 2018 theme is empowering women and girls with autism. See below for some related research resources.
The Experiences of Late-Diagnosed Women with Autism Spectrum Conditions: An Investigation of the Female Autism phenotype, by Sarah Bargiela, Robyn Steward, and William Mandy
From the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 46, no. 10 (2016): 3281-3294.
- Discusses the female autism phenotype, and how it impacts the risk of ASD going unrecognized.
Access at https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5040731/
Girls and Women on the Autism Spectrum
From Autism Spectrum Australia
- This research brief address such topics as the life experience of women and girls with and how the behavioral characteristics of autism are different in girls and women than in boys and men.
Access at https://www.autismspectrum.org.au/sites/default/files/Factsheet_Girls%20and%20women%20of%20the%20autism%20spectrum_20170401.pdf
Girls and Autism: Flying Under the Radar, by Jo Egerton and Barry Carpenter
- The goal of this guide is to introduce the debate around autism and gender, provide info on the key issues for girls with ASD, provide practical school-based support strategies and share family, professional and academic perspectives.
Access at https://www.nasen.org.uk/…/download.D7B94242-69B6-48DF-97A30FDCD4EB2BB4.html
A Guide for Health Professionals Working with Women with Autism and A Guide for Women with Autism When Engaging with Health Professionals
From the SWAN (Scottish Women’s Autism Network)
- Two guides provide providing practical tips to support women and girls with autism.
Access at http://www.autismnetworkscotland.org.uk/files/2012/10/A-Guide-for-Women-with-Autism-when-Engaging-with-Health-Professionals.pdf
Sex and Gender Differences in Autism Spec, b. By Alycia K. Halladay, Somer Bishop, John N. Constantino, Amy M. Daniels, Katheen Koenig, Kate Palmer, Daniel Messinger et al.
From Molecular Autism 6, no. 1 (2015): 36.
- In October 2014, Autism Speaks and the Autism Science Foundation co-organized a meeting that brought together almost 60 clinicians, researchers, parents, and self-identified autistic individuals. This article provides a summary of the issues discussed, including how the difference between females and males with ASD and the unique challenges to females with ASD as they transition into adulthood.
Access at https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4465158/
What do We Know About Improving Employment Outcomes for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder? By Carolyn Dudley, David B. Nicholas and Jennifer D. Zwicker
From the University of Calgary, School of Public Policy
- One section provides an overview of the research on how gender may be a variable in employment outcomes.
Access at https://www.policyschool.ca/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/Autism-Employment-Dudley-Nicholas-Zwicker.pdf