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Autistic Women Everywhere 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 is not a commercial enterprise. It is a project nurtured by its founder, Michelle Dorothy Riksman. The various circumstances that can lead girls and women to an autism diagnosis bring important insights into autism as it presents in females. The diagnostic criteria for autism has long been geared toward boys, leaving girls undiagnosed and autistic women misunderstood. It is not uncommon for autistic women to be misdiagnosed or to not receive an autism diagnosis until later in life, if at all. There is a need for a better understanding of how autism presents in girls and women. By providing a platform for women of all ages to share their lived experience of autism through stories, books, and quotes, this website answers questions and shines a light on the manifestation of autism in females. 

Are You a Newly Diagnosed Autistic Woman? Share Your Story

Congratulations!

Newly Diagnosed?

Share Your Story In Your Voice

AWE Endeavours To:

Assist Professionals

in Their Diagnosis of

Autism in Women

Reduce Barriers

for Others to

Obtain a Diagnosis

Broaden the

Understanding of

Autism in Females

Assisting Professionals in Their Diagnosis of Autism in Women
Reducing Barriers For Older Women To Obtain a Late Autism Diagnosis
Broadening the Understanding of Autism in Females

Do You Know Any Autistic Women?

Understanding Autism in Women
Understanding Autism in Women

 Chances Are You Do.

We Often Hide In

Plain Sight.

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I Don't

What

The?

Huh?

Understanding Autism in Women
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Nope

Very

Funny!

Only My Nephew

Resources For Women On The Autism Spectrum
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Resources

Books

Written By

Autistic Authors

Education/Assessment

Celebrating Autism

Autistic Women Everywhere Sharing Our Lived Experience of Autism Worldwide

Stories

Shared By Autistic

Women Everywhere

Quotes By Autistic Individuals

Quotes

By Autistic

Individuals Worldwide