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Current Research and Clinical Insights about Autism in Girls
Wednesday, November 09, 2022, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM PDT
Category: Events

Girls Sitting on BenchCurrent Research and Clinical Insights about Autism in Girls

with Christine Wu Nordahl Ph.D.
Wednesday. November 9, 2022
11:30am-1:00pm (PT) | Virtual Event

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This presentation will provide an overview of current research focused on understanding autism in girls and women. Topics will include biological and clinical theories about the difference in the sex ratio of autism as well as current insights into sex differences in autism and unique challenges faced by autistic girls and women.

Participant Objectives:

  • Current theories about why there are fewer females diagnosed with autism
  • Overview of current autism literature on behavioral sex differences in autism
  • Review of current literature on masking or camouflaging in autism
  • Recent findings from the UC Davis MIND Institute Girls with Autism - Imaging of Neurodevelopment (GAIN) Study

Christine Wu Nordahl, PhDChristine Wu Nordahl, Ph.D. is a professor and neuroscientist in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the UC Davis MIND Institute. Her research program utilizes structural and functional MRI scans to study brain development in autism across the life span. She directs the Autism Phenome Project and Girls with Autism - Imaging of Neurodevelopment study, two integrated longitudinal, interdisciplinary studies aimed at identifying clinically meaningful subtypes of autism.

She is particularly committed to evaluating the entire autism spectrum, including girls with autism as well as the entire range of intellectual abilities. In 2021, she and her team initiated NeuroTeens, a social support group for neurodivergent girls and non-binary teens.

Nonmember: $50
IDA Agency/Individual Member: $35
IDA Parent/Student/New Clinician Member: $25

Aratani FoundationIDA CE Hours: Nursing, PT, Speech and Language* $15 (1.5 hour)
(you will be invoiced and only if attending live)
*CEUs for SLPs can be used to fulfill California’s licensing board. They are not sent to the ASHA registry. Participants should retain their IDA certificates and submit a Certification Maintenance Compliance form with ASHA.

ADA Requests: Contact IDA @ [email protected] with ADA request by October 26
Limited number of scholarships available

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