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Autism Spectrum News: Advice from a Young Woman in College with ASD

ASN Stephanie Interview

Stephanie Smith, interviewed by Autism Spectrum News

Published in the Fall 2016 Issue of Autism Spectrum News, Volume 9 No. 2

By Michele Ramsay, EdD
Program Director, CIP Brevard Center

Why is it sometimes difficult to identify females on the autism spectrum? Have they taught themselves to behave differently in social situations? Have they mastered the act of a social fake? Or have they simply figured out how to seek refuge and escape?

In working with students on the autism spectrum, female students often present themselves differently than their male peers. To dig deeper into this topic, we interviewed Stephanie Smith, a 24-year-old student at CIP’s Brevard Center in Florida. She also attends the University of Central Florida where she is majoring in political science

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This has been a special needs program update from Asperger’s & LD College Programs. You may also click here to read the original article on the main program website.