All autistic women and girls will come in to contact with healthcare services at some point, whether this is directly related to autism or not. This means going to appointments with practitioners who may or may not have a good understanding of autism and the specific needs of women and girls.
In this section is some advice on attending appointments for autistic women and girls, for people supporting them to appointments, and for healthcare practitioners. Below you’ll also find some useful resources. This information is based on discussions at our learning event ‘Health and Wellbeing for Women and Girls on the Autism Spectrum’.
- Advice for women and girls attending appointments
- Advice for healthcare practitioners working with autistic women and girls
- Advice for people supporting women and girls to attend healthcare appointments
National Autistic Society resources:
NHS Education for Scotland resources:
Autism Network Scotland: