19-02 Segment 1: Autism in Girls

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Experts have believed that autism affects four times as many boys as girls, but the ratio may not actually be quite that high. Doctors are learning that autism shows up differently in girls’ behavior as a result of brain differences. This leaves many girls with autism undiagnosed. Experts discuss how it appears in girls and the consequences of those differences.


  • Dr. Thomas Frazier, Chief Science Officer, Autism Speaks
  • Dr. Rachel Loftin, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Northwestern University
  • Dr. Kevin Pelphrey, Jefferson Scholars Foundation, Professor of Neurology, University of Virginia

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