I have read a few articles stating that Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) presents itself differently in girls than in boys. Which could explain why boys are 4x more likely to be diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) than girls. But I can't really find anything telling me how different it is, specially in young children. I'm obviously curious about this topic since Sweet Pea seems to be following a similar path as V. A lot of similarities but also some differences. I know that Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) would manifest differently in different individual anyways, but maybe more so because she is a girl? There is no doubt that she still has an expressive speech delay, but in the comfort of her own home (when not tantruming) she can tell me a lot of stuff. She even has short phrases like "yes, I do" "what's that for". on the other hand, in a social situations she is mute. No words will come out of her mouth. Eye contact is good and she will smile. I read that Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) little girls tend to have better social skills than Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) little boys because in our society little girls are simply expected to be more social than boys in general. So early on, there is social teaching (politeness, manners, listening skills,etc...). Nonetheless, their skills are behind compare to typically developing peers. It is just not as obvious as it is with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) boys. I would be interested in knowing how it differs and how it is comparable according to your personal experience.