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Autism and Asperger syndrome underdiagnosed in women, researchers say

Posted Feb 05 2010 8:19pm
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“Girls are less likely to have language delay than boys with autism, so all the right boxes get ticked when they are toddlers and their autism can get missed,” said Richard Mills, research director of Research Autism, the charity that is organising the conference this month. “Autistic girls are also more likely to be outwardly social when they are younger whereas boys are less so.”

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