FEB 04, 2021

What We're Reading February 2021

Reads From Around the Web

There are so many great field of autism-related content to read, watch and listen to on the web. Each month we want to share a sample of the articles we’re reading, the videos we’re watching, or the podcasts we’re hooked on.

  1. The Art of Masking: Women with Autism
    Women and girls with autism are masking their conditions to such a degree that they risk late or missed diagnosis. Masking symptoms of autism may help socially and professionally but may also harm the individuals in the process.

  2. Autism and the Male Brain
    Psychology Today: The question of whether there are male brains and female brains is a subject of considerable debate in both neuroscience and gender studies. While some researchers use neuroimaging and other tools to identify differences in brain structure and function between men and women, others believe that the search for such differences is itself nothing more than an attempt to reinforce perceived male and female roles and status.

  3. I’m Autistic. I Didn’t Know Until I Was 27.
    The New York Times: Autism spectrum disorder is inseparable from who I am. I wish only that it hadn’t taken so long to find out.

  4. Autistic girls going undiagnosed due to ‘camouflaging’ behaviour, study says
    The Guardian: The study explores how autism may manifest differently between sexes, with females who have autistic traits using behavioural camouflaging strategies so that they appear less autistic in social interactions, which can in turn lead to a delay in diagnosis.