A Wagga-born woman has championed the rights of autistic mothers and women at an esteemed presentation to the UN.
Monique Blakemore gave a briefing in Geneva outlining the discrimination of autistic women and stigmas surrounding autistic mothers.
According to Ms Blakemore, autistic women and mothers are subject to disadvantage in most areas of their lives, including socially, in education and in accessing healthcare.
As a mother of two autistic children the issue is close to Ms Blakemore's heart. "We really need to work at opening the conversation about what we can do to help all women struggling with autism, and particularly autistic women who are raising children," she said.
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