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Saturday, September 12 • 9:30am - 10:45am
The Other 25%: Understanding the Unique Challenges of Autistic Girls and Women

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The majority of individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are males, and we are only scratching the surface in understanding a comprehensive approach to these patients and the behavioral health problems they encounter. Yet there is another group of autistic patients who are rarely discussed—females on the spectrum face unique challenges, especially during puberty, courtship, motherhood, and employment. Dr. Greenberg will focus on this often overlooked group, delving into issues such as sexuality and inappropriate sexual behaviors, birth control and fertility problems, and how these difficulties impact daily living. This session will also highlight factors that often precipitate a visit to the mental health provider and how we as clinicians can be a resource to these patients and families.


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Doris Greenberg, MD

Associate Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, Mercer University School of Medicine, Memorial Health University Medical Center Children's Hospital, Savannah, GeorgiaDoris Greenberg, MD is a full-time Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrician practicing in Savannah, Georgia.  She is... Read More →


Saturday September 12, 2015 9:30am - 10:45am PDT
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