differences between boys and girls with autism

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06 Aug 2007, 1:40 pm

this article discusses the different ways that autism presents by gender.



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06 Aug 2007, 2:11 pm

The link did not work for me. Might be related to it being the New York times. And you can see it because your a registered user. Some people know a clever work around that does not require registration but I'm to lazy to look up the method.



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06 Aug 2007, 3:49 pm

link works fine but has a typo, this works:

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/08/05/magaz ... ref=slogin

@Machine, are you talking about bugmenot.com? ;)


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06 Aug 2007, 4:01 pm

computerlove wrote:
link works fine but has a typo, this works:

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/08/05/magaz ... ref=slogin

@Machine, are you talking about bugmenot.com? ;)


Thanks Computerlove. I'm only on page 2 but this is some interesting stuff I'm moving it to the general autism forum.

Its does says the ASD gender distribution is 3-4: 1 Male: Female.
But that the gender difference in IQ is mayor. Aspergers being observed 10:1 male:females. The article is about high functioning autism in women. It shatter a myth that women have it easier than the males. One popular misconception is women on the spectrum are more likely to find a mate. Seems the opposite might be true.



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06 Aug 2007, 4:14 pm

hi, I'm also reading it.
It says that but I think the sample is too low to come to a conclusion don't you think?


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06 Aug 2007, 4:16 pm

Most girls have it more severe.



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06 Aug 2007, 4:21 pm

computerlove wrote:
hi, I'm also reading it.
It says that but I think the sample is too low to come to a conclusion don't you think?


I finished reading it. Yes researcher did speculate that many more higher functioning autistic females could be hiding it enough to never get noticed by the system.



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06 Aug 2007, 4:29 pm

Yes, it could be.

EDIT:
It's interesting that half of the anxiety/etc. issues came from girls, when they expected a lower % (page 3)

Wow, it just struck me: A girl in my class now I think that maybe could have autism!! !! !! !!, wow, makes lot of sense 8O


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06 Aug 2007, 4:38 pm

Most medical articles say that girls have it more severe


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One popular misconception is women on the spectrum are more likely to find a mate. Seems the opposite might be true


I disagree , pick any girl from this forum and there's would be a great probability that she has a mate , unlike the guys here.



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06 Aug 2007, 5:06 pm

Ya, I agree Le Petit! All the women here seem taken, all of us, by our lonesome.

The difference between a male with AS or HFA and a female is the males generally have a dong!

HEH!


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06 Aug 2007, 5:07 pm

LePetitPrince wrote:

I disagree , pick any girl from this forum and there's would be a great probability that she has a mate , unlike the guys here.


Thats does seem true on WP. But the sure number of females here
(say about equal to males) is at odds with the 10:1 Male:female
distribution seen in sampling from doctors of high function autistics . In my family I have a single half-sister highly likely on the spectrum who is 43 and likely to never marry.

I've never had a girlfriend myself but a fairly large number of males
here do and/or are married. Granted alot of them might be streching the diagnostic criteria to the limit to.



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06 Aug 2007, 5:24 pm

LePetitPrince wrote:
Most medical articles say that girls have it more severe


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One popular misconception is women on the spectrum are more likely to find a mate. Seems the opposite might be true


I disagree , pick any girl from this forum and there's would be a great probability that she has a mate , unlike the guys here.


YEAH, you probably couldn't pick 3 girls from this forum over the age of 12, that wanted a boyfriend, and didn't have a boyfriend. HECK, I can't recall ONE!



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06 Aug 2007, 5:29 pm

I've had some girlfriends, but, to be honest, I started very late to date. Right now I'm not in a relationship, my longest one lasted for close to three years, so maybe I've been lucky.

Also, girls have approached me, so you could say they started the relationship *blushes*

Right now I'm not dating, part of me doubts about being with a girl, part of me wants to be with one, but I don't know, I love my career, and well, I don't know if I can balance both :(

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and as TheMachine1 said, it's hard to conclude something from the info just from the forum.


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06 Aug 2007, 5:55 pm

Girls with Autism are more likely to develop close friendships with their peers.



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06 Aug 2007, 7:29 pm

This article has also been posted in the parenting forum as well.
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