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The Party: how can gender affect autism spectrum disorders? – Science Weekly podcast

Why are so many women with autism often misdiagnosed? And how does this issue resonate with broader ideas of neurodiversity?Subscribe & Review on Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Audioboom, Mixcloud & Acast, and join the discussion on Facebook and TwitterLast week, the Guardian’s Virtual Reality team released their latest film; ‘The Party’, which allows the viewer to step into the shoes of a 16-year-old with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Importantly, the viewpoint is that of a female. Surprised? It’s little wonder. Autism is often discussed in relation to males, and misdiagnosis...

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Published By: theguardian.com - Thursday, 12 October