Research Request About Diagnosis for Girls

Discovering that your daughter has Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

Girls can be diagnosed with ASDs later than boys, often delaying getting support. I am exploring how parents come to understand their daughters’ behaviours as requiring professional help. The study aims to understand why it takes longer for girls to receive a diagnosis of ASC/ASDs than boys, by exploring parent’s thoughts and stories about the ‘lead up’ to their daughter’s first clinic visit.

If you have a daughter with a diagnosis of Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD), you can help us to understand this process.

If you are interested in finding out more please contact me, Natalie at

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This study has been reviewed and received a favourable ethical opinion from the University of Surrey FHMS Ethics Committee