Speaker(s): Diane Bains
Facilitator(s): Halima Musa Abdul
Description: Topics covered will include:
Presentation for Autism in girls (Aspergers and Pathological Demand Avoidance).
Exploring the Autism journey from birth, childhood, school and adulthood.
The journey of diagnosis in current UK healthcare settings.
Lack of Autism Assessment access and provision in NHS under current funding constraints.
Misdiagnosis and manifestation of subsequent Mental Health Issues in girls and women.
The impact this lack of support can have on relationship and family planning choices.
Discussion of the use of ‘masking techniques’ by girls and women as a coping strategy.
How to recognise this as a healthcare professional.
Techniques used to help support women and advocate for their needs throughout the journey of childbirth.
Taking responsibility to raise awareness of Autism in the workplace and community.
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