Females on the Spectrum

Autism affects men and women differently. Learn what the girls have to say!


  • Visit to The Brain Treatment Center in Newport Beach, California By Emily Stewart   “Pound! Thud! Click, click, click!” I was sitting in a chair with a magnet on my head as waves of electric energy traveled into my brain. What was I doing? I was in California receiving transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) treatment to the brain. The diagnosis of autism that I had received in 2011 …
  • How Autism Helped Me Find My Gift When most people see me, they normally don’t think I’m autistic. They don’t immediately see me and think, “Wow there’s definitely something wrong with her.” Although most people do find me a little odd to say the least. I don’t really talk that much and if I do I’m really awkward about it. It’s like …
  • Life with Asperger’s School has always been hard for me. During elementary school, I would become very upset when the teachers would not let me finish work. Transitions were very difficult. The first thing that the school system thought that I should do is to go to speech. Although this helped, it did not address my core problems. …
  • Living With Autism and Turner’s Syndrome Having Turner’s Syndrome and Asperger’s Syndrome can be difficult at some points, but I wouldn’t change anything about who I am. My name is Cassidy and I have Asperger’s Syndrome and Turner’s Syndrome. I’m 19 years old and live in a small town in Mississippi. When I was born, the doctors noticed some physical characteristics …
  • My Bloggers When I was little, my mom did not know I had autism.
  • Challenges of Living on My Own I started to think, I am here and my parents are in California—how can I live on my own?
  • Resources for Girls With Autism Jane shares her advice for austistic girls as they hit puberty.
  • A Woman with Asperger’s Syndrome Emily shares her story of being diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome.