Listen to Dr Casey Von Drehle from University of California San Francisco discuss the connection between gender diversity and autism spectrum disorder. Casey also discusses unique presentations of patients, barriers to treatment and identifies ways to provide support and care.
In this comprehensive article in Spectrum, the intersection of autism and gender diversity is explored. This article makes reference to research, and quotes young people and parents who have first-hand experience at navigating these intersecting identifies. Please note that this story may be distressing as it explores the significant challenges some autistic gender diverse people have faced.
“I am very proud to be a queer person and a member of the community.” | National Autistic Society [UK]