Autism and Girls (for professionals)

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A virtual learning workshop for professionals working with or supporting children and young people.

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Autism and Girls (for professionals)

This course is part of the Autism Professionals Programme funded by NHS Health Education England (HEE) covering Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Oxfordshire, Kent, Surrey and Sussex. Please note this course is not suitable for parents, carers or families.


This course is free to people working in the field of autism and autism and learning difficulties in Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Oxfordshire, Kent, Surrey and Sussex. Please note this course is not suitable for parents, carers or families. Please do not book a place on this course if you are not a professional working with children and young people in these areas. You will asked to provide the name of the organisation you work for during the registration process.

About the course

This workshop is delivered by Aspie Trainers, a project which supports autistic adults to design and deliver engaging, high quality autism training which mixes thorough and up-to-date research and theory with the practical lived experiences of the trainers themselves.

Autistic females have historically been a much overlooked group, but in recent years with increased awareness and broadening diagnostic criteria are slowly being recognised and growing as a part of the autistic community. This session will focus on the experience of autistic girls and women, including difficulties experienced both as a result of autism and of being overlooked for diagnosis, and how young autistic women can best be supported by those working with them.

By the end of this workshop participants will be able to;

  • Describe how girls on the Autistic Spectrum present differently to boys.
  • Understand the diagnostic challenges for girls that can lead to misdiagnosis and late diagnosis.
  • Explain why girls on the autistic spectrum are more likely to mask their differences and how masking can impact mental health.
  • Explore suggestions to empower and support girls with ASC.

How to book and access the course (please read carefully)

This live workshop is being delivered by Zoom and will not be recorded.

A link to the Zoom meeting can be found on the Online Event Page. This can be accessed via your confirmation email and any reminder emails you receive. Please ensure you enter your email address carefully as any mistakes or typing errors will mean you will not receive important information about the course, including the link to join the meeting. West Sussex Mind cannot accept any responsibility if the course cannot be attended because an incorrect email address is provided. Please provide an email address that you have access to regularly.

You will need a PC, laptop, tablet or smartphone with a built-in video camera and microphone to access the course.

We recommend you use a PC or laptop as you can see the trainer, presentation slides and other participants more clearly on a larger screen.

Please notify us ASAP if you are unable to attend the course. As this is a funded programme our aim is to ensure all available places are taken up. Early notification may mean we can offer this space to someone on our waiting list.


Funding for this course is provided by Health Education England (HEE) covering. It is a requirement that we provide feedback from this event to HEE and therefore you will be asked, either during the session or via a follow-up email, to complete a short feedback form. Please kindly note completion of the feedback form is compulsory if you wish to attend this free event and you will be asked to confirm during the registration process that you will complete the feedback form when requested.


If you have any questions about this course, your eligibility or have booked a ticket and can no longer attend this course, please contact the West Sussex Mind training team by email at or by calling 07468 516818 .

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Welcome to West Sussex Mind

We are an independent local mental health charity working in West Sussex.

We aim to promote good mental health through the provision of high quality services and through campaigning to improve services, raise awareness and understanding.

Our services support young people, adults, older adults, carers and families affected by mental health problems. We offer help and advice to people around improving their physical and mental well-being, strengthening their self-esteem and confidence, building strong relationships with family, friends and communities, getting into education, training and work and achieving their personal and social goals.

We also work actively in local communities to raise awareness about mental health and tackle the stigma and discrimination.

Phone: 07468 516818


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