Autistic Activism in an Age of the Blues

"In her appearance at Michigan, Elizabeth (Ibby) Grace will gleefully talk about how this annual Blue Light Special provides visual amplification for the rhetorical insult of the infamous Blue Puzzle Piece."

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  1. BLUE IS FOR BOYS, BLUE IS FOR AUTISM SPEAKS
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  3. GENDER BIAS IN AUTISM DIAGNOSIS & RESEARCH
  4. "There is no hard evidence of numbers. Various studies, together with anecdotal evidence, have come up with male/female ratios ranging from 2:1 to 16:1. Whatever the true ratio, clinical referrals to a specialist diagnostic centre such as The National Autistic Society’s Lorna Wing Centre have seen a steady increase in the number of girls and women referred."
  5. "However, the high male-to female ratio in diagnosed autism is compatible with an alternative interpretation: There may be a distinct, female-typical presentation of autism that the current diagnostic criteria and diagnostic tests miss, because those criteria were mainly derived from studying the disorder in males. What’s more, the female autism phenotype may be especially difficult to detect in those with average intelligence and above."
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