I pulled some more numbers, including “Asperger” in my search terminology, and here’s what I found for the overall volumes of research studies on autistic “children”, “boys”, and “girls”.
It really is amazing to me, how widely “children” is used. It clearly out-strips the designations of boys and girls.
And it makes me wonder if maybe — just maybe — this might be indicative of the lack of understanding about the very real differences between autistic boys and girls.
I mean, if they just lump all the kids under “children”, how much granularity are they going to find? How many differences will they identify? Will they even discern the existence of the phenotypes?
Food for thought.