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Girls and Women on the Spectrum: Challenges with Diagnosis and Intervention

The speaker for our eighth webinar is Kathy Koenig, MSN, director of the Initiative for Girls and Women with Autism Spectrum Disorder and associate research scientist at the Yale Child Study Center. In this webinar, Koenig discusses the complexities of diagnosing girls and women with autism and describes the different challenges for intervention that families face. She also offers some thoughts about how parents can create learning and social opportunities for their daughters. This webinar is 60 minutes long.

Who is Kathy Koenig?

Kathy Koenig, MSN is an associate research scientist at the Yale Child Study Center. She has been involved in research and clinical work in children with autism for 20 years. She has lectured and published on gender differences in autism spectrum disorders, and also on the growth trajectory of girls who are diagnosed with the disorder. In 2013, Kathy founded the Initiative for Girls and Women with Autism Spectrum Disorder at Yale. This program is designed to address communication and socialization differences between males and females with autism. It achieves its goals through recreational and communal activities. These activities allow girls and women to pursue their interests and leisure activities in a safe and supportive environment.

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