Fostering Well-Being in Autistic Girls and Women
ACT - Autism Community Training
This is a short series of 3 videos presented on day one of a two-day conference organised by ACT in November 2022.
There are three parts to this presentation:
Part 1: Profile of Autism Girls/Women
Part 2: The INVEST model (Identify Needs, Validate, Educate, Strengthen and Thrive)
Part 3: INVEST Model Case Studies
"Girls and Women are often overlooked in autism research, clinical training and service provision. Due to difficulties reading social cues, autistic girls and women, in general, are disproportionately victims of bullying, sexual assault and abusive relationships. Mental health challenges such anxiety, depression, panic, eating disorders, ADHD, OCD and addictions are exacerbated by the lack of awareness of the needs of women and girls. By shedding light on their experiences and providing practical strategies, we can support autistic girls and women to thrive."
Women & Girls
ACT - Autism Community Training
5/4/2023 2:53 PM EDT