There is increasing awareness that autism spectrum conditions occur in females at a rate previously unrecognized. This course will discuss gender differences and the rationale for identifying these females so they receive appropriate support. This course is presented in cooperation with the American Board of Child Language and Language Disorders (ABCLLD).
Course created on May 9, 2019
- After this course, participants will be able to provide at least two explanations for why males are identified as being on the autism spectrum more often than females.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify gender differences in autism characteristics.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify at least two complications when females are not identified as being on the autism spectrum.
|0-10 Minutes||Introduction & background|
|55-60 Minutes||Summary, Q&A|
Glenis Benson, PhD
Dr. Benson has supported persons with autism spectrum conditions for over 30 years. She obtained her PhD in Educational Psychology (minor in Communication Disorders) from UW Madison, where she taught prior to returning to Canada in 2019. Glenis trains both nationally and internationally on ASCs and challenging behaviors. She is committed to respectful, student-centered support.
Sponsor Disclosure: This course is presented jointly with the American Board of Child Language and Language Disorders (ABCLLD).
Content Disclosure: This learning event does not focus exclusively on any specific product or service.
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