"She doesn't seem autistic." Tackling low diagnosis for autism in girls

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Hear the UK's leading experts on female autism exploring how your strategy needs to adapt for girls, followed by an interactive Q&A.

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This is the fifth OpenHouse on Autism event, free webinars designed to give practical help to families with autistic children.

Join our host Emma Woodhouse, neuro-developmental specialist at Clinical Partners, and leading female autism specialists Dr Ann Ozsivadjian and Dr Marianna Murin, to discover practical actions you can take to help your child.

Key things you'll learn:

  • How autism displays differently with girls
  • Understanding typical female coping strategies
  • Why it's hard to get the right diagnosis
  • Getting away from male-centred strategies
  • What works best with girls

The format combines an expert presentation followed by hosted discussion where we will explore and seek to address your questions. All attendees will receive a top tips action plan that you can adapt to your needs, to help put the key insights from the event to use.

Please note these are public events and we are not able to give any personal recommendations.

Your host

Emma Woodhouse, Neurodevelopmental Specialist with Clinical Partners, is passionate about promoting the psychological well-being of autistic people in all walks of life and is one of the UK's leading authorities on Autism Spectrum Conditions (ASC), ADHD and associated complex mental health difficulties.

Our expert speakers

Dr. Ann Ozsivadjian is an independent Clinical Psychologist and Honorary Researcher at Kings College London. She is a leading expert in the assessment and treatment of mental health difficulties in ASD, in understanding cognitive pathways to anxiety in ASD, and also working with girls and women on the autism spectrum.

Dr. Marianna Murin is a Chartered Clinical Psychologist and Senior Clinical Tutor at the Anna Freud Centre and University College London. For over twenty years, she has dedicated her work to promoting the psychological well-being of people on the Autism Spectrum and improving understanding of ASD as an international trainer in diagnostics of ASD, lecturer, writer and therapist.

OpenHouse on Autism series

Don't miss the full series of events running September - November 2020:

  • Managing your child's 'back to school' anxiety [02 Sep]
  • Meal time stress and managing food sensitivities [ 16 Sep]
  • In search of a bedtime routine. Giving your child the foundations for sleep [30 Sep]
  • It’s not a tantrum, it’s a meltdown. Creating positivity around emotions [14 Oct]
  • "She doesn't seem autistic." Tackling low diagnosis for autism in girls [28 Oct]
  • How to help schools help your autistic child [11 Nov]

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Produced in partnership

The OpenHouse on Autism series is produced by the leading mental healthcare practice, Clinical Partners, in partnership with The Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health (ACAMH).

About Clinical Partners

Our mission is to make a positive impact on the lives of every one of our patients and their families. CQC registered and with clinics across the UK and online, we combine exceptional mental healthcare with end-to-end support that puts patients' needs truly at the heart.

For advice on autism assessments or getting help with a wide range of mental health challenges, please contact our triage team. We're here to help.


We are proud to join with Clinical Partners to present these free webinars that will help us work towards our vision of 'Sharing best evidence, improving practice'.

To learn more about ACAMH, and to access a host of free evidence-based resources on a range of mental health topics, visit

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