Gender Dysphoria and Autism Spectrum Disorders

  • Aron JanssenEmail author


Individuals with autism spectrum disorders are more likely to have gender dysphoria, and individuals with gender dysphoria are more likely to have an autism spectrum disorder, and yet very little is known about the potential reasons for the overlap, and little has been published on best practice in clinical work with this unique and rewarding subset of the population. Using case-based material and a review of the current literature on gender dysphoria and autism, this chapter will provide guidelines for assessment and clinical interventions that are inclusive of the unique ways individuals with autism can experience and express their gender.


Transgender Gender nonconforming Autism Autism spectrum disorders Intellectual disability 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, NYU Langone HealthNYU Child Study CenterNew YorkUSA

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