Hello and welcome to the official blog of the ‘Female Profile in ASD’ Special Interest Group (SIG). Our SIG is a diverse collection of people with ASD, parents of people with ASD, clinicians and researchers who are interested in discovering more about ASD in females.
Our overall aim is to improve understanding and care of females on the autism spectrum, by stimulating research in this area. We had our first meeting at the Toronto International Meeting for Autism Research (IMFAR) in May 2012, and we will reconvene at IMFAR 2013 in San Sebastien. This blog is designed to allow debates and exchange of ideas to carry on all year long, not just at our annual meetings.
Over the coming months we will be using this blog to post on recent developments in the scientific literature and to keep people up-to-date with SIG activity. We will also be inviting guest bloggers to share their ideas – so please get in touch if you would like to post on the blog.
That’s all for now, but keep your eyes peeled for our next thrilling installment….
Will Mandy & Alex Head
(Co-Chairs of the Female Profile in ASD SIG)