Published in the Fall 2016 Issue of Autism Spectrum News, Volume 9 No. 2
By Michele Ramsay, Ed.D.
Program Director, CIP Brevard Center
Why is it sometimes difficult to identify females on the autism spectrum? Have they taught themselves to behave differently in social situations? Have they mastered the act of a social fake? Or have they simply figured out how to seek refuge and escape?
In working with students on the autism spectrum, female students often present themselves differently than their male peers. To dig deeper into this topic, we interviewed Stephanie Smith, a 24-year-old student at CIP’s Brevard Center in Florida. She also attends the University of Central Florida where she is majoring in political science