Autism: Understanding the difference between girls and boys. (courtesy of thefca.co.uk)
Research generally shows that autism is more prevalent in boys than girls, with the most up-to-date studies estimating a 3:1 ratio. However, recent studies suggest that autism may be underdiagnosed in girls, as their symptoms and the way they express themselves different to that of autistic boys.
Studies conducted on children with autism have also shown that boys and girls differ in clinical and neurobiological characteristics. Caregivers, including foster parents, need to understand these differences so they can provide the right support for their autistic children, helping them to live happy, fulfilling lives.
To continue reading, click here, https://www.thefca.co.uk/fostering-autistic-children/difference-between-autistic-girls-and-boys/
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