Camouflaging may delay diagnosis for autistic girls

Youth Health reports on new research which suggests that camouflaging can delay or prevent some autistic girls from getting a diagnosis. The research, published in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, found that some females were less likely to meet the diagnostic criteria using the Autism Diagnostic Interview-Revised (ADI-R), despite parents reporting significant difficulties with social and adaptive skills. The authors suggest that there needs to be a more effective way of diagnosing autistic girls given the importance of early interventions.

Date added: 8 January 2017