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Women and girls: Interview with Lynne Moxon

Lynne Moxon is a Consultant Psychologist for ESPA (Education and Services for People with Autism) and has been working in the field of autism for 30 years. She provides specialist consultancy and training to a variety of organisations and parent groups across the UK.

Lynne kindly agreed to be interviewed for Network Autism when she attended the NAS Women and Girls conference in London. We asked Lynne a series of questions including some posed by Network Autism members. You can view the full interview or clips of the individual questions below.

Full interview: 

Women and girls on the autism spectrum: An interview with Lynne Moxon (Full) from National Autistic Society on Vimeo.

Individual questions clips:

1. Can you tell us about your work and interest in women and girls with autism spectrum disorders?

2. What would you say are the main difficulties specific to women and girls with autism?

3. From your experience, what would you say are the main difficulties specific to women and girls with autism in regards to relationships?

4. What would you say are the main difficulties specific to women and girls with autism in regards to puberty and sexuality?

5. What can professionals do to support women and girls with autism more effectively with the difficulties they may encounter in their relationships?

Questions from Network Autism members: 

1. How far do you agree with the theory that the male to female ratio could in fact be equal?

2. To what extent do you agree that, inadvertently or otherwise, there is a higher expectation for women than men to continue ‘’pretending to be normal’’ even after diagnosis and/ or disclosure?

Author: Lynne Moxon 

Date added: 13 February 2015

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