Nice job by the students at the University of Oregon's student newspaper.
EUGENE, Ore. -- Recent studies have found that males and females with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) experience different symptoms according to gender. Educators and students in the education field still have a lot to learn about ASD.
"We don’t get it like we thought we did," said Mary Ann Winter-Messiers, coordinator of Project Preparing Autism Specialists for Schools.
A lecture and training session Friday, titled "Understanding Girls on the Autism Spectrum: We Have a Lot to Learn," welcomed students, professors, professionals and the parents of children with ASD. The speakers focused on new information that shows females with autism have different symptoms than males with autism.
Historically, little research attention has been paid to females.