Social camouflaging in girls on the autism spectrum: A peer-reviewed study by Lizaan Schwartz, Provisional Psychologist

As a professional I have observed the increased levels of anxiety and emotion dysregulation young females with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) often experience when camouflaging their social difficulties. This is often most pronounced in school environments and there appears to be qualitative differences in social coping behaviours between young males and females with ASD. To date, few studies have investigated…

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Sex Education and Adolescents with Asperger’s syndrome by Dr Wesley Turner Psychologist

The onset of puberty is often a stressful time for adolescents and parents alike, and is typically of particular concern to parents of adolescents with AS. While the ups and downs of puberty are largely unavoidable, there are strategies that parents can put in place to assist their adolescents with AS in learning the ins and outs of sexual development…

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