Autism and Gender Identity

Autistic Advocate Jane Galloway has written a comprehensive, fully referenced report for Transgender Trend on the links between autism and gender identity. From sensory issues and emotional regulation to social communication styles and misdiagnosis, this report covers a vast array of topics that constitute the current knowledge base around autism and gender identity issues.

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There is increasing awareness among parents, caregivers, clinicians and therapists that there is a clear link between gender identity issues and Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

We know that currently, 76% of referees to The Tavistock & Portman Gender Identity Service (GIDS) are adolescent girls, and we also know from The Tavistock’s statistics that 48% either have a diagnosis of, or show traits of Autism. 

Autism and Gender Identity by Jane Galloway