Sarai Pahla

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Women and Autism. Towards a Better Understanding

While it is true that autism is largely a male disorder, women suffer from it too. But their unique stories often go untold. Sarai Pahla is a young woman from Zimbabwe who grew up in South Africa and has been living in Germany for a couple of years. She suffers from Asperger syndrome, a high functioning form of autism. In her talk, she describes the difficulties she has had to master in the course of her life. And she delivers a manual for those who dare to engage in a relationship with autistic women. For more information about TEDxMünster visit https://tedxmuenster.de When people take the time to understand what autism really means, both sides benefit from it. At TEDxMünster, Sarai Pahla tells of her experiences with autism. She grew up in South Africa, but did not receive her diagnoses until much later. Pahla was lucky however because her parents gave her much freedom despite her idiosyncrasies. Now she lives in Düsseldorf and works as a freelance medical translator.

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