Girls and autism: a hidden minority?

Fri,Aug27,2021,10:30AM
Fri,Aug27,2021,12:00PM
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About this event

Girls with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are often overlooked, under-diagnosed and less likely to get appropriate support until later in their lives. The lack of understanding of autism in girls and lack of appropriate diagnosis and support can lead to unique challenges for autistic girls and women.

This webinar, led by Three Sisters Consultancy, will explore current research on autism in girls, what autism in girls looks like and how we can best support the children, young people and families affected.

Key learning

• What current research tells us about the prevalence of girls on the spectrum

• How autism may affect girls differently, and the key characteristics to look out for

• Issues that girls with autism may face during puberty and beyond including mental health

• Practical skills to help girls (and their families) in your setting.

Facilitator

This webinar will be delivered by Corrie and Rhiann McLean, Three Sisters Consultancy.

System requirements

This webinar will be delivered using Zoom. You can attend from anywhere using a compatible computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone connected to the internet.

Please note, some organisations have additional security settings that may prevent you from accessing Zoom on a work device.

Please check that your organisation permits access to Zoom. If they don’t provide access, we encourage you to use a personal device with Google Chrome instead. Otherwise, please speak to your IT team to gain access or ask them to change the security settings on your work device to access Zoom.

Closed Captioning and Live Transcription

Zoom enables Close Captioning and Live Transcription. Once you have joined the Zoom, you can access this by:

  1. Click the “CC Live Transcript” button
  2. Click one of the following:
  • Show Subtitles – Displays captioning on the bottom of the video. You can also select Hide Subtitle once subtitles are selected to hide them.
  • View Full Transcript – Opens a panel/pop-up and displays captions in real-time with both the speaker’s name and time stamp.

Refund Policy

If you are unable to attend the webinar for any reason the webinar fee will still apply. As a not-for-profit charity, Children in Scotland needs to ensure that we cover the running costs of delivering webinars, unfortunately this means we are unable to reimburse attendees if they are unable to participate in a webinar.

Copyright and data sharing

Recording and /or distributing the webinar in any form is prohibited.

Please note that your personal details may be shared with the trainer for training purposes. These details will be deleted once the webinar has taken place.

If you have any questions or concerns, please email events@childreninscotland.org.uk.