Autistic girls are often masters at masking or camouflaging their characteristics. Females can present with a unique profile compared to that of their male peers and are three to four times less likely to be diagnosed than boys.
During this workshop you will explore the differences in presentation of females on the autism spectrum to males and learn strategies that can be implemented to support girls on the spectrum to achieve success.
Topics covered in this workshop:
• Difficulties in making a diagnosis
• What is masking, why and how is it used
• Special interests and the difference in presentation
• Developing friendships and connections
• Supporting mental health including anxiety and depression
• Identifying and using strengths to build self-esteem
• Bullying, and
• Self-care including menstruation.
If this workshop is full, please contact Emma Bennett on email@example.com.
General Workshops are designed to give participants an introduction to understanding the autism spectrum and provides workshop participants with the knowledge of key strategies to support individuals in a range of settings.
In Focus Workshops are designed for participants who have a good, current understanding of autism and are looking for a more in-depth understanding relating to a particular area of the autism field. This greater knowledge in turn provides greater confidence in applying strategies to support individuals in this area. It is recommended that participants attend an Autism SA General Workshop prior to attending an In-Focus Workshop or Masterclass unless they have a good, current understanding of autism.
Masterclass Workshops are based on the concept that there is always more to learn. Masterclasses are short intensive workshops that are designed to provide participants who already have a sound current understanding of autism, with specific and extended content relating to a particular topic, strategy or program.