My name is Monique Post and I am a young woman with autism. I have set up a business in The Netherlands providing consultation services and lectures/workshops on autism.
I give lectures in The Netherlands, Belgium and Great Britain and hope to carry on my work, helping to give a realistic view of the autism spectrum to the wider community.
Every year in April there is an Autism Awareness month, and this year I have been invited to participate in an live online discussion about ‘autism and women’ together with other professionals.
I would like to give as much of a united view on this subject and therefore need your feedback!
My question to you all;
“What would you find most important to express/share with the world on the theme of autism and women?”
Please do include whether you have a diagnosis or not so that I can compile your reactions.
I joined Autism Women's Network, because I'm a filmmaker producing a documentary about black women with AS. I started 10 years ago when I first heard about AS; overtime I've met more and more women. We've become friends and collaborators on this project. Take a look at the website for "ASPIE Girls". http://aspiegirlsmovie.com/.
I live in Atlanta and the production is in Washington D.C/Maryland. Yes, I have to travel to the D.C. area and I enjoy each trip.
AWN Radio February 28, 2011 :: Jane Strauss joins us today to talk about her adult diagnosis and how the issue of under-recognition of females is omnipresent, her dynamic family and how she navigated the system to ensure their successes, the struggles and triumphs in her family's pursuit for religious inclusion in the Jewish community, and how her artwork is an ever-present part of her existence. Jane offers her support and expertise to the autism community in many ways as an advocate as well as in her encouragement of others to use their talents for self-sustainability. Please use the following links to view Jane's artwork, a Facebook page set up for autistic artists and a special slideshow regarding acceptance in the religious setting.