SCOTTISH WOMEN’S AUTISM NETWORK

Females on the spectrum have been described as being like swans – appearing to glide across the surface of life but paddling furiously under the surface just to keep afloat!

It is becoming increasingly understood that more women may be on the autism spectrum than previously thought. However, many develop a range of coping strategies that may mask the myriad of difficulties they face in day to day life. Their ability to cope in this way can leave women isolated and vulnerable, complicate the diagnostic process and restrict access to services or support. When they do hit difficulties or ‘crisis points’ in their lives, their difficulties may be misunderstood and they may be dismissed or misdiagnosed.

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THE DIFFERENCE SWAN MAKES

SWAN has been a good support for me after finding out I’ve lived with Aspergers all my life. Wish I’d found them sooner!

Autism is often called a “hidden” disability and within this, women and girls are a minority, making us almost invisible. SWAN shines a light on us and makes us visible.

SWAN is very much needed support for Autistic women at every steps of the “I might be Autistic- I know I’m Autistic – I like my Autistic self” journey.

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COMING SOON ON THE SWAN WEBSITE

Membership options

You will be able to join the site to access a range of new content and contribute to the network.

Discussion forums

You will be able to join in discussions online with other SWANs.

Educational materials

You will be able to access new educational content around women, girls and autism.

Online events

You will be able to participate in online meetings, get togethers and discussions

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