Here’s a website I discovered recently. It’s the Yale University Initiative for Women and Girls with Autism. Find it HERE. Here’s what the Initiative says about itself:
Over the last ten years, ASD interventionists and researchers have begun to appreciate that the development of socialization and communication processes for girls and women is quite different from that of boys and men. Unfortunately, the research and intervention implications of these differences have not been systematically addressed for girls and women with ASDs. The Initiative is designed to address these communication and socialization differences through recreational and communal activities. These activities allow our participants to pursue their particular interests and leisure activities in a safe and supportive environment.
The purposes of the Initiative are:
* To understand the unique needs of teens and young women with ASDs;
* To promote social development through recreational and communal activities and to measure gains in social development, a sense of personal competency and self-worth;
* To educate others and inspire research regarding the unique profile and needs of girls with ASDs.
Our Girls’ Social Group will meet again on Tuesday, April 4. We have some new younger girls and would like to welcome more so the younger girls and the older girls could meet in 2 smaller groups at the same time. Follow this blog by filling out the form or by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.