Autism Talk - Sophie Williams- Hidden in Plain Sight

2:00pm - 3:00pm / Wednesday 17th April 2019 / Venue: Leggate Theatre Victoria Gallery & Museum
Type: Lecture / Category: Department
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Sophie Williams was diagnosed as autistic at age fifteen, she is a second year undergraduate student at the University of Liverpool studying for a BSc in Psychology. Sophie is currently working as a voluntary research assistant on autism research projects at the University of Liverpool with the aim of becoming a researcher after she graduates.

Sophie will give a reflective look back on her life before diagnosis, looking at the traits she now knows to be part of her identity as an autistic individual, exploring how these traits could be unique to autistic females and on why these weren't detected earlier on in her life. Sophie will then explore the impact that diagnosis and resulting self-identity had on her life by comparison to her childhood as an undiagnosed autistic female.