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Characteristics and Information about Autism for Autistic Women

Welcome. Autistic Women Everywhere (AWE) is a free worldwide autistic-run initiative and resource developed for autistic women, including gender-diverse people on the spectrum and those interested in autism. AWE provides a space for women of all ages to share their lived experience of autism through stories, books, and quotes. AWE is not an organisation or a commercial enterprise. It is a project nurtured by its founder, Michelle Dorothy Riksman.

Do You have a Formal Diagnosis of Autism?

Females on the Spectrum - A Formal Diagnosis of Autism in Adulthood
Females on the Spectrum - A Formal Diagnosis of Autism in Adulthood

AWE Invites You to Contribute to Debunking Baseless Ideas

about Autism and Broaden the Understanding

of Females on the Spectrum

Sharing Our Lived Experience of Autism Worldwide

AUTISTIC WOMEN EVERYWHERE

Formally Diagnosed Autistic Women Tell Their Stories

Autistic Women Worldwide Share Their Stories

Books Written by Autistic Women

Books By Autistic Authors - Memoir, Fiction & More

Autistic Women Share Quotes and Memes about Autism

Quotes, Memes & Declarations By Autistic Individuals  

Resources - Assessment / Celebrating Autism & More  

Characteristics, Information and Resources about Autism for Autistic Women
Information about Late Autism Diagnoses in Women

Is a Late Diagnosis of Autism Worth it?

Since my

diagnosis, I've

become kinder

to myself

Information about Late Autism Diagnoses in Women
Information about Late Autism Diagnoses in Women
Information about Late Autism Diagnoses in Women

Reducing Barriers

For Others to

Obtain a Daignosis

A W E

It is

important

to be seen at

every age

Information about Late Autism Diagnoses in Women

An official autism diagnosis legitimises your experiences going forward:

Autism and Grief

Do autistic people grieve differently?

inner riches – an autistic woman’s story of love & motherloss by Michelle Dorothy Riksman

This heartwarming memoir tells the story of an extraordinary bond between a mother and daughter. Grief on the autism spectrum is not often talked about. Contrary to many myths, this book demonstrates how autistic people deeply feel. It mines the depth of human emotion and is like no other book about grief. Experience Michelle’s transformation following her late diagnosis of autism and gain deeper insight into the emotional lives of autistic women. At the same time, discover unique strategies for healing after loss.

"inner riches has helped people from all walks of life, of all ages, those on and off the autism spectrum."

Dr. S Anderson Ph.D

Grief Books on Healing After Loss
Formally Diagnosed Autistic Women Share Their Stories

Dear Potential AWE Contributor

You don't need to be a writer to share your diagnosis story

To share your diagnosis story on AWE, you must be a woman (including

gender-diverse people) 18+ with a clinical diagnosis of autism.

Feel Free to offer Feedback Or to Share Your Diagnosis Story;

Fill in The Contact Form Below First; then AWE will take you to the Next Step.

AWE Contact Form

Formally Diagnosed Autistic Women

To share your diagnosis story,

fill in the contact form first;

then AWE will take you

to the next step.

Please don't submit your diagnosis story through the contact form.

Formally Diagnosed Autistic Women Tell Their Stories

Thank you for connecting with AWE. If you are a potential AWE contributor and want to share your diagnosis

story on AWE, I will email you with more information on how to contribute as soon as I can.

Best, Michelle Dorothy Riksman, Founder of Autistic Women Everywhere (AWE).

Autistic Women Everywhere Founder Michelle Dorothy Riksman
Sharing Stories on Autism in Women

How has your formal

diagnosis helped you?

2.

Formally Diagnosed Autistic Women Share Their Stories
Sharing Stories on Autism in Women

What led to your formal

diagnosis of autism?

1.

In the meantime,

think about questions

1 & 2

Autistic Women Expressing Diversity and Understanding

Answer at length or in a paragraph; your experience deserves to be known

Quotes & Memes by Autistic Women
Resources/Articles about Autistic Women
Resources/Websites on Autism in Women
Resources/Videos about Autism in Women
Resources/Podcasts on Autism in Women

Do you have a formal diagnosis of autism? 

Grief on the Autism Spectrum
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