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Women with Autism Panel Discussion

On October 18th, Felicity House hosted members of its Self Advocate Advisory Board for a robust panel discussion about women with autism. The panel was moderated by Felicity House’s President and Founder, Audrey Cappell. Panelists included:  Julia Bascom: Executive Director, Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN); Sharon daVanport: Founder and Executive Director, Autistic Women &…

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Felicity House in the New York Times

  On July 14th, the New York Times published an Op Ed: “How to Meet Autistic People Halfway,” which highlighted a common, unfortunate misconception about people on the autism spectrum; that they are not interested in connecting socially with others. Because Felicity House is devoted to the success, creativity and…

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Making Space for Women on the Spectrum

Someone once told me that Asperger’s Syndrome is an exaggerated form of maleness. I don’t remember if this was a psychiatrist, therapist, or some other professional expert on ASD, but it stuck with me for a very long time. As a female-bodied person who has struggled with their gender identity,…

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Invisibly Autistic: Women and the Autism Services Crisis

Recently, an autism professional shared a story she thought was funny: her friend wished to be born in the next life as a woman with autism, because there are so many opportunities for us—supposedly since we are rarer than autistic men. When I heard this story, I was angry. I’d…

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