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Women, Girls, and Autism Spectrum Disorder

Special issue call for papers from Advances in Autism

Guest editor:
Verity Chester. Ve[email protected]

Women and girls with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are arguably a neglected group within clinical practice and research. Recent reports have suggested women tend to be diagnosed later than men, and are more likely to have been misdiagnosed. This is possibly due to models of ASD being developed on men, women having differential presentations in comparison to men, and there being less recognition of the disorder within women and girls. The special issue aims to collate new empirical research studies and opinion / conceptual pieces on issues relevant to women and girls with ASD, to increase recognition of the characteristics, support, service and treatment needs of this group, staff and clinician training requirements, clinical utility of available assessments and to seek patient and carer perspectives.

Anticipated themes include:
•    patient and carer perspectives
•    the characteristics and needs of women and girls with ASD
•    gender differences
•    diagnostic issues
•    comorbidity, such as intellectual disability and mental health
•    service provision and treatment programmes.

Authors are of course welcome to submit relevant papers which fall outside of these themes. Please contact the Guest Editor, Verity Chester on: [email protected] for an informal discussion.

Submission Procedure:
•    Submissions to this journal are through the ScholarOne submission system here:
•    Please visit the author guidelines for the journal at  which gives full details.
•    Please ensure you select this special issue from the relevant drop down menu on page four of the submission process.

Submission Deadline: 28th September 2018