Hiding in plain sight

Only one girl for approximately three boys gets an autism diagnosis, not because girls are less likely to be on the spectrum, but because of the stereotypes, bias and no clear portrait of how Autism Spectrum Disorder manifests among girls. Many girls hide their autism, sometimes evading diagnosis well into adulthood. These efforts can help women on the spectrum socially and professionally, but they can also do serious harm.

This project started with a focus on women, however, it developed to cater to anyone who might be on the autism spectrum. The result is a website, advertised via poster campaign, with three different areas of interest: diagnosis, knowledge and community. These help people, who are potentially on the spectrum, learn more about autism, how to get diagnosed, see real-life stories and connect with other people on the spectrum.

Campaign video

Portraits of women on spectrum

During this project I have interviewed many women on spectrum. The synthesis of these interviews are three portraits of women on spectrum.

Preview of the website