Presentation Title

Aspie/Spectrum Girls

Brief Biography

Stephanie C. Holmes is a Certified Autism Specialist and Professional Counselor with the Board of Examiners for GA Christian Counselors and Therapists and was formerly an LPC in NC. She is a Board Certified Christian Counselor and speaker with the American Association of Christian Counselor's International Board of Christian Counseling. Stephanie's career path changed when her oldest daughter was diagnosed with Asperger's in 2004. She changed her focus to the world of IEPs and 504s as well as helping families deal with their frustrations and challenges having a special needs child. She practices counseling at Dunwoody United Methodist Counseling Center.

Highest Degree of Presenter(s)

MA Counseling

Certified Autism Specialist

Presentation Abstract

The current ratio of boys to girls diagnosed with ASD is 10:1. However, current research is suggesting the ratio may be closer to 4:1. For so long Asperger's has been thought of as "male syndrome." Much of the research and teaching techniques tend to be more applicable to boys. Just as neurotypical females differ in communication style and social skills than neurotypical boys, so do Aspie females differ than Aspie males in how the syndrome manifests itself.

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Aspie/Spectrum Girls

The current ratio of boys to girls diagnosed with ASD is 10:1. However, current research is suggesting the ratio may be closer to 4:1. For so long Asperger's has been thought of as "male syndrome." Much of the research and teaching techniques tend to be more applicable to boys. Just as neurotypical females differ in communication style and social skills than neurotypical boys, so do Aspie females differ than Aspie males in how the syndrome manifests itself.