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Girls' social camouflage skills may delay or prevent autism diagnosis

01/12/2018

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Girls seem to be more effectively masking social and communication deficits, which may prevent their autism diagnosis. "Though today's clinical tools do a really good job capturing boys at a young age, with a wide range of symptom severity, they do it less effectively for girls," says Kenworthy.