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Autistic girls going undiagnosed due to ‘camouflaging’ behaviour, study claims – The Guardian

Researchers say better awareness needed so females with autism get right support

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Girls with autism are not being diagnosed because they are adept at camouflaging their behaviour in an effort to try to fit in, according to a new study.
Autism is diagnosed in 1% of the population and a diagnosis is made more often and earlier in boys, with a reported ratio of four males to every female, according to the paper published in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders.
The study explores how autism may manifest differently between sexes, with females who have autistic tra…

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