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Phenotypic Differences in Girls and Women with Autism Spectrum Disorder




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Presenters will provide a general overview of characteristics and symptoms of Autism Spectrum Disorder. The focus of the presentation will provide in depth evidence for phenotypic differences in presentation of girls and women on the autism spectrum. Clinical implications for diagnosis and strategies for diagnostic interviewing will also be discussed.

Participants will be able to:
1. Describe the social model of disability framework for understanding autism.
2. Explain female protective factors and male bias affecting 4:1 ratio.
3. Identify and clinical presentation across ASD criteria in girls and women.
4. Apply skills and knowledge to clinical work.

The speakers have indicated they do not have any conflicts of interest.
 

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Jael Jaffe-Talberg, Ph.D., LP Related seminars and products


Jael Jaffe-Talberg, Ph.D., LP, obtained a doctorate in psychology
from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology, Argosy
University–Chicago. She has been licensed since 2016 and has lived
and worked in Minnesota since 2018. Dr. Jaffe-Talberg is experienced
in psychological assessment and evaluation for autism and differential
mental health diagnosis, which is the focus of her work at Fraser.
She also supervises and trains pre- and post-doctoral interns. Dr.
Jaffe-Talberg has extensive experience providing family and individual
therapy for children, adolescents and adults, with a specialty in play
therapy and relational treatments. She is passionate about girls’ and
women’s issues and men and masculinity, and committed to diversity
and multicultural awareness in treatment.
 


Gregory Simonson, Ph.D., LP Related seminars and products


Gregory Simonson, Ph.D., LP, obtained a doctorate in psychology from the University of Minnesota. He has been licensed since 2019. Dr. Simonson is experienced in psychological assessment and evaluation for autism and complex mental health diagnoses. He is trained to evaluate and treat individuals from early childhood through adults. Dr. Simonson has extensive experience providing family and individual therapy for children, adolescents and adults, with an emphasis on working with individuals on the autism spectrum.
 


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