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Is autism being missed among women and girls?

“Lots of autistic girls and women come across as very quiet, shy and introverted,” says Alis Rowe, a UK author and entrepreneur who was diagnosed with autism a few years ago.

“These quiet girls – and their problems – can be ‘invisible’ to other people.”

Alis says she herself was not diagnosed until she was 22.

Autism spectrum disorder or ASD is a condition that affects how people communicate and interact with the world. It is estimated that 1 in 160 children worldwide has an ASD, according to data from the World Health Organisation, but there is a huge disparity in diagnoses by gender.

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