Tag Archives: girls with autism

The Female Autism Crisis

How and why do bright autistic females fly under the professional radar?

2ScaredFemale autism is a new and complex area of research, with information in this area of autism growing exponentially. Both empirical studies and qualitative differences are starting to show that females ‘meet the diagnostic criteria’ in different ways from males.…

Standardized Testing and The Kids Who Get Left Behind

Some Students’ Achievements Mean Nothing to Educators Obsessed with Testing

My daughter Caroline is a bright, sweet, inquisitive thirteen year-old.  She also has autism.  Over the past seven years of school, Caroline has made amazing progress because she always been included in the general education classroom with the help of a 1:1 aide. …