Ep 200 'Invisible Girls' & Secret Lives: Women and Autism
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A few weeks ago, 27-year-old Méabh Ni Choileáin got in touch with us with the story of her autism diagnosis. After more than two decades of feeling like she just didn't fit in, being told three years ago that she was autistic completely changed her life.Growing up, Méabh felt different, but she had no reference point. Women and girls with Autism are invisible, she says. We only have to look at its stereotypical depiction in pop culture as a white male issue – Sheldon from The Big Bang Theory, Rain Man, the boy from The Curious Incident.Next week is World Autism Awareness Week so we invited Méabh in to speak to us about her experience.

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