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Young women's experiences of having Autism Spectrum Disorder

Bargiela, SN; (2015) Young women's experiences of having Autism Spectrum Disorder. Doctoral thesis (D.Clin.Psy), UCL (University College London). Green open access

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Abstract

This thesis reports on a qualitative study applying Framework Analysis to narratives elicited from fourteen young women with high-functioning ASD. Semi-structured interviews highlighted experiences specific to being a young female with ASD, including delays in getting a diagnosis, vulnerability to abuse in relationships and compensatory strategies used in social situations. Challenges specific to females with ASD were singled out for discussion, as were clinical implications such as the need to increase medical and educational professionals’ knowledge of female ASD and suggestions for future quantitative research.

Type: Thesis (Doctoral)
Qualification: D.Clin.Psy
Title: Young women's experiences of having Autism Spectrum Disorder
Event: University College London
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Language: English
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > Div of Psychology and Lang Sciences
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1471339
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