Aspergers syndrome is ten times more prevalent in males than in females. It’s not uncommon for girls with Asperger’s to go undiagnosed well into adulthood. Manifestations of aspergers found in females tend to be less pronounced and different than some manifestations in males. Some of these differences include:
– Less motor impairment
– Broader range of obsessions
– More of a desire to connect with others
One main similarity between boys and girls is the obsession they may have about a certain topic. Girls usually have more socially acceptable obsessions like horses and reading. If you think you have aspergers and you are a girl, or you are a parent of a girl who you think might have aspergers consult with a specialist in aspergers because manifestations in girls are much more subtle.