Positive & negative experiences of 325 autistic mothers vs 91 typical mothers, online survey ‘autism and motherhood’

“1 in 5 mothers of a child with autism, regardless of maternal diagnosis, were assessed by social services; of those, 1 in 6 had their child compulsorily placed for adoption. Finally, rates of allegations and investigations of suspected fabricated illness amongst children with autism and their siblings were two orders of magnitude higher than the known incidence the UK”  Saturday,...
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Autism and Motherhood Research

The Autism and Motherhood Research Project is a community participatory project researchers from Autism Research Centre and Cambridge University conducted in collaboration with Autism Women Matter. An expert panel of autistic women was recruited from a flyer distributed online through social media. The women were paid a fee for their time and expenses to travel to meetings. Expert panel members...
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100 Autistic Females Survey

Females are referred for an Autism Spectrum Condition (ASC) assessment for diagnosis ten times less frequently that their male peers. This document, a response to a request by Department of Health to identify female needs, is compiled using information shared by 100 women that completed an online survey on the 20th November 2013. Autism Strategy Review Contribution (100 Asperger Women...
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