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Webinar - TS, Autism, Girls and Keeping It All Inside

Webinar - TS, Autism, Girls and Keeping It All Inside

Posted on 18 March 2024 by Pippa McClounan


Autistic Girls Network is a small registered charity working to support, educate, and bring change. 


We are delighted to welcome Cathy Wassell,  CEO of Autistic Girls Network, and a neurodivergent parent of neurodivergent young people. She also has a Masters (MEd) in Autism and is the author of Nurturing Your Autistic Young Person.

Girls are diagnosed considerably later than boys on average (some research in Wales suggests 6 years later) and often not until secondary school, when everything changes and the young person’s coping and masking strategies no longer work. It’s part of Autistic Girls Network’s mission as a charity to campaign for greater understanding of how autism presents internally, which tends to be how autism commonly presents in girls (and if it doesn’t, they have probably been diagnosed much younger). If you have a better understanding of what you would be looking for, you can spot the signs and refer earlier so that neuro-affirmative support can be put in place. The earlier the young person is recognised as autistic and positively supported, the less likely that severe mental health issues will develop.

This training will help to

  • Understand why autistic girls are often missed and their issues not validated
  • Understand the signs of an internal presentation of autism
  • Understand the concept of autistic masking
  • Understand the concept of autistic burnout
  • Identify what being autistic means to the young person
  • Build knowledge of aspects of an autistic profile that are common such as interoceptive issues and alexithymia setting and it’s important that all are aware of them
  • Understand sensory issues for autistic young people
  • Build knowledge of neurodiversity in a neuro-affirmative way

Tickets cost £5.

Bookings close at 5pm the day before the event.



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