Girls on the Autism Spectrum
(Autism Girls having fun!)
The latest statistics show that 1 in 68 children are identified with autism spectrum disorder.
ASD is almost 5 times more common among boys (1 in 42) than among girls (1 in 189).
There aren’t any specific scientific reasons WHY this is the case; at least not any that have make me understand the numbers any better. But, I do know that Arizona is often one of a handful of girls in her various interventions, social skills groups and other therapeutic settings (school included).
It’s always so fun to meet and connect with fellow autism Moms, but when I find out they have a daughter on the spectrum, it bring an instant camaraderie. Arizona loves being around girls and it’s an extra perk when it’s within her autism community.
Here are some of my favorite books about girls on the spectrum :
- Asperger’s in Pink – A story from a mother’s point of view, raising a daughter on the spectrum.
- Aspergirls, Empowering Females with Asperger Syndrome – A must-have handbook written by an Aspergirl for Aspergirls, young and old.
- All I Can Handle – A mother’s story of raising 3 girls on the spectrum
- She’ll Be Home in the Springtime – A heartfelt journey of a Mother and her daughter on the spectrum