SuperValu and AsIAm to hold autistic women and girls seminar

Jess Hendrickx, head of Hendrickx Associates

AsIAm and SuperValu’s 2021 Webinar Series continues with a focus on women and girls living with autism

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With International Women’s Day just one week away, AsIAm, proudly supported by SuperValu, are continuing their series of webinars with ‘Autistic Women and Girls’ at 7pm 10 March.

International Women’s Day celebrates the achievements of women. To mark the occasion AsIAm and SuperValu will host an online seminar that will explore the experiences of women and girls within the autism community.

In recent years there has been increased awareness of the lack of support for autistic women in terms of access, diagnosis, cases of misdiagnosis and the lack of recognition of these experiences. The upcoming webinar will view autism through this lens and will be hosted by Jess Hendrickx, head of Hendrickx Associates where she supports autistic people to build self-awareness, identify their goals and take small, manageable steps towards achieving them.

The webinar will be the fourth in the 2021 series that continues to bring informative topics and valuable advice to the autism community. The community support events are delivered by autism experts and can be accessed online and through AsIAm and SuperValu’s social channels.

It will look at the different ways autism manifests in women and girls such as:

  • Masking
  • Late diagnosis
  • Eating disorders
  • Co-occurring conditions
  • Menstruation
  • Motherhood
  • Sexuality and relationships
  • Puberty

“AsIAm is thrilled to continue to deliver Community Support Seminars to families across Ireland with the kind support of SuperValu,” said Adam Harris, CEO of AsIAm. “With the changing nature of our environments over the past year it is vital to provide additional support to our community. As all seminars are available live online and can be viewed afterwards, members from across Ireland have the opportunity to gain knowledge and advice from trained experts.”

Ian Allen, managing director at SuperValu said: “As sponsors of the community support seminars we are delighted to witness their continued success and value to the autism community. During this challenging time it is vital that we support the autism community now more than ever and ensure resources such as the webinar series continue to provide support and create pathways for greater inclusion across Ireland.”

SuperValu is committed to raising understanding and awareness of autism among its customers and staff. With over 50,000 families in Ireland living with autism, those affected face barriers to inclusion because of the attitudes of people who may not have first-hand experience of autism.

To register for the ‘Autistic Women and Girls’ seminar,’ visit: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_HffwUNU6SHWYaVe82kz2Bg

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