BY CAROLINE ZIELINSKI
Both Australians are autistic and have helped debunk the myth that autism is solely the preserve of boys and men. More and more adults are coming forward and being diagnosed with autism. In 2018, the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) found that around one in 100 Australians have autism, but experts say the rates could be even higher.
PRIMER spoke to three women who were diagnosed with autism as adults.
Chantell Marshall, 43, a mother of four, from Australind, WA.
Sandra Thom-Jones, 56, is an author and academic and mother of two sons.
Jessie Aiton, 37, Bellarine Penninsula, VIC
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