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Review paper Journey to diagnosis for women with autism

  title={Review paper Journey to diagnosis for women with autism},
  author={Dori Zener},
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to review the barriers that girls and women face in receiving an accurate and timely autism diagnosis. The journey to late-in-life diagnosis will be explored with a focus on mental health and well-being. The aim is to improve the awareness of the female autism phenotype to provide access to early identification and appropriate supports and services. Design/methodology/approach – The author’s clinical experience as an individual, couple and family therapist… Expand


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