Jul 25, 2023
Female Autism: Challenging Stereotypes, and the Need for Education
Another Highly Sensitive Therapist and I discuss the challenges (and gifts) of being diagnosed autistic. We discuss how autism in sensitive females (Assigned Female at Birth AFAB) presents differently, as well as how autism in females tends to be very different than autism in males. We address common things that are said that may feel supportive, but aren’t, and we talk about common misperceptions as well. We talk about the lack of research and challenges between the Autism community and the HSP community.
Stephanie Gardner Wright, LMSW
Stephanie Gardner-Wright, LMSW, is a licensed psychotherapist and mental health coach who specializes in supporting highly sensitive and neurodivergent folks. She hosts the podcast Sensitivity Sessions, supporting sensitive souls to find ease and purpose in an overstimulating world. After working with her, her clients have been able to reduce their anxiety, set better boundaries, manage their depression, and heal deep-seated traumas. Stephanie brings to her clients more than a decade of experience helping hundreds of individuals through her private practice and in both agency and community mental health settings.
Patricia is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, and Coach. She knows what it’s like to feel like an outcast, misfit, and truthteller. Learning about the trait of being a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP), helped Patricia rewrite her history with a deeper understanding, appreciation, and a sense of self-compassion. She created the podcast Unapologetically Sensitive to help other HSPs know that they aren’t alone, and that being an HSP has amazing gifts, and some challenges. Patricia works online globally working individually with people, and she teaches Online Courses for HSPs that focus on understanding what it means to be an HSP, self-care, self-compassion, boundaries, perfectionism, mindfulness, communication, and creating a lifestyle that honors us
Samantha Craft’s autism checklist--https://everydayautistic.wordpress.com/2016/05/02/females-with-aspergers-syndrome-checklist-by-samantha-craft/
Samantha Craft’s website and link to autism checklist--http://www.myspectrumsuite.com/samantha-crafts-autistic-traits-checklist/
Unmasking Autism by Devon Price
HSP Online Course--https://unapologeticallysensitive.com/hsp-online-groups/
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