What Autism Teaches Us About Gender

There is a lot of talk in the autism community about whether or not men and women manifest autism differently. For a long time, there were statistics that said that four times as many men as women had autism, which made it seem like a men’s disease. But then, like other “men’s diseases,” heart attacks, for instance, it has turned out that mostly the difference is that men are more likely to be diagnosed with autism than women, but that is just…

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