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You may find this hard to believe but when my local autism support group carried out their latest analysis of the people using the group there were 4 women for every 5 men although I understand the figure is more like 1 for every 9 UK wide.
Thanks for sharing that...were they all diagnosed women btw.. or on that dreaded waiting list?
I don't know is the short answer but I would imagine that the majority are either in the process of being diagnosed - your dreaded waiting list - or (very) recently diagnosed. I have only been going to the group for a year or two but even in that short time I have noticed an increase in the proportion of women although I was still surprised by the figure - maybe some women use the services of the group but for various reasons don't attend open events / activities.
One of the women (I am a man) suggested the different prevalence may be due to women being diagnosed later in life (although I wasn't diagnosed myself until I was 50.)
There does seem to be that bubble out there!...
26 year old female here :) There are plenty of us about!
NAS37128 said: are any women here
...This is by no means ALL of such Threads/Topics....
Here I am too - I’m a female in my late 20s diagnosed a few years ago....
Wrote all about it here: www.thelauraproject.co.uk/.../
Yes I am a woman in my early fifties, newly diagnosed with ASD, having survived so far.
Congratulations on your survival...and your diagnosis! Im 43 and currently self-diagnosed
thanks for the link... good for you putting the word out there x