Recent Findings show; the need for appropriate wellness efforts is growing for female autistic adults. Autistic females may have been under-identified in the past, and consequently, the research to date is largely based in a male-centric conceptualization of autism.
The purpose of this narrative review was to ascertain what is known about wellness efforts for autistic women.
Autistic women may have unique and differing social, physical, and psychological wellness needs; however, there remains limited research to date in many areas of lifespan wellness concerns
The need for future autism and disability research to acknowledge and account for potential sex and gender impact across areas of study will play an important role in improving clinicians’ capacity to identify autistic girls and women, which is a foundational component of many wellness efforts.
Tint, A., Hamdani, Y., Sawyer, A. et al. Wellness Efforts for Autistic Women. Curr Dev Disord Rep 5, 207–216 (2018). https://doi.org/10.1007/s40474-018-0148-z