Dr Elisabeth Hurley is a research officer at Autism West Midlands and has delivered a number of workshops and conference talks on women and girls with autism. She has also recently produced the book “Ultraviolet Voices – Stories of Women on the Autism Spectrum” which is a collection of personal experiences written by women and girls with autism.
Elisabeth kindly agreed to be interviewed for Network Autism when she attended the NAS Women and Girls Conference in London. We asked Elisabeth a series of questions including questions posed by Network Autism members. You can view the full interview or clips of the individual questions below.
Full interview with Dr Elisabeth Hurley:
Individual question clips:
Questions from Network Autism members:
1. Growing numbers of females are being diagnosed with ASD. No doubt this growth is in line with growing awareness of how presentation differs between the genders, but how far do you agree with the theory that the male : female ratio (of those where it impacts quality of life regardless of "severity") could in fact be equal?
Author: Dr Elisabeth Hurley
Date added: 7 January 2015