How autism symptoms differ among girls and boys

04/4/2012 | CNN

Autism manifests itself differently in girls and boys, writes Dr. Peter Szatmari, a professor at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario. Many questions remain about why autism is more commonly seen in boys than in girls. Szatmari suggests that symptoms in girls who are high-functioning may be overlooked because of subtle behaviors, such as extreme shyness or a focus on princesses or ponies.

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