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Autism@Manchester: Uncovering hidden autism in females

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Autism@Manchester invites you to join us for an event that aim to enhance connections between the autism and research communities and to raise awareness about autism in women and girls. This event is free and open to all: autistic people, family members and friends, practitioners, academics and researchers, and members of the public.

Seminar and Poster Session: Uncovering Hidden Autism in Females

Hannah Belcher (Anglia Ruskin)

Monday 21st May 2018, 1:00 - 3:30pm

Kanaris Lecture Theatre, The Manchester Museum

Females with autism face longer waiting times to receive their diagnosis and many are not identified at all. Increased social motivation and social mimicking strategies are thought to be behind these difficulties in identification. This talk, given by Hannah Belcher who herself is diagnosed with autism, will discuss evidence supporting this theory and speculate on what research needs to uncover to improve the lives of females affected by autism. (See: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=znv_-yY5zak).

Following the seminar, attendees will be able to talk to Autism@Manchester researchers and find out about their research. This will take the format of a ‘poster session’ where researchers display some of their
work on large posters.

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