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Striving for a better understanding of autism diagnosis in gender diverse children – George Mason University

Tuesday, 25 October, 2022

Striving for a better understanding of autism diagnosis in gender diverse children – George Mason University

George Mason University researcher Allison Jack recently received an Autism Center of Excellence (ACE) Network award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for her research efforts aimed at understanding why some autistic individuals receive very late diagnoses, or none at all.

NIH’s ACE Program funds large research projects to understand and develop interventions for autism spectrum disorder (ASD). This project is a collaboration between multiple universities, hospitals, and organizations.

“When we have people getting these late diagnoses that limit their ability to access a lot of supportive services,” said Jack, an assistant professor in Mason’s Psychology Department, “we were also noticing in our data that these individuals who had these late diagnoses were reporting much poorer quality of life with greater anxiety and depression.”

Read more at: https://www.gmu.edu/news/2022-10/striving-better-understanding-autism-diagnosis-gender-diverse-children

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