Girls on the autism spectrum are diagnosed later and less often than boys.
They’re referred to as lost girls, a term researchers use to describe girls who’ve been misdiagnosed or overlooked. When the research ignores the girls, who tend to exhibit different traits than boys, those girls fall through the cracks
Today on All Sides, the gender imbalance in autism.
- Valerie Paradiz, Vice President of Services and Supports, Autism Speaks
- Emily Sohn, science and health freelance journalist
- Jacqueline Wynn, Director of the Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders, Nationwide Children's Hospital