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Understanding the Lived Experiences of Women with Autism

Understanding the Lived Experiences of Women with Autism

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Video Summary

  • The video highlights the lived experiences of women with autism, focusing on Jennifer’s personal journey of being diagnosed at age 35.
  • Late diagnosis can lead to missed opportunities for accessing healthcare services and support, potentially impacting mental health and self-identity.
  • The understanding of autism is primarily based on experiences of boys and men, which may contribute to a poor understanding of how it presents in girls and women.
  • Women with autism often face gendered expectations and develop strategies to fit societal norms.
  • The speaker emphasizes the importance of early intervention and support for girls with autism, based on her own experiences and her desire to see her niece adapt better from a young age.


Dr. Kenneth Roberson

Dr. Kenneth Roberson is an Adult Autism Psychologist in San Francisco with over 30 years of experience. Click below to ask a question or schedule an appointment.

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