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Girls are better at masking autism than boys

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Girls with autism have relatively good social skills, which means that their autism is often not recognised. Carolien, Anne, Danique and colleagues from the Autism Centre and INTER-PSY (Groningen) examined how autism manifests itself in girls differently from boys, and reported their findings in Wetenschappelijk Tijdschrift Autisme (in press). To know more about the study, you can read the university news item here (in Dutch) or here (in English).