Aspienwomen: Adult Women with Asperger Syndrome…Moving towards a female profile of Asperger Syndrome
Tania Marshall, Autism Studies PhD. student, has compiled a working list of traits women with Asperger Syndrome have. She compiled this list after working with many women on the spectrum. The list is based on her clinical anecdotal evidence and research by other well-known professionals. She will be modifying and/or updating this list from time to time. This list is a result of her reflections, observations and experience, and is written in no particular order. Tania states, “No-one person needs to have every trait, and it is rare that a person would identify with every trait.” Everyone is an individual so they will exhibit different traits from another person with the same diagnosis.
Her 18-point profile was created for females who are self-diagnosing or considering formal diagnosis, and to assist mental health professionals in recognizing Asperger Syndrome in adult females. To read Tania’s list or to leave a comment for her, click here.