Amaze launches resources for parents of trans and gender diverse young people
Our new resources were made to meet a growing need, with research showing that autistic individuals are more likely than non-autistic people to identify as trans or gender diverse.
The Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne, reports that around 40% of young people at their Gender Service Clinic meet the diagnostic criteria for autism.
The connection between being autistic and transgender / gender diverse is a very recent area of research, so we are proud to be supporting parents and transgender / gender diverse autistic youth in an area with limited information.
Our resources include two information sheets:
- When your child is transgender/gender diverse
- Resources about transgender/gender diverse youth for parents of autistic young people
To develop its information sheets, Amaze consulted with, Spectrum Intersections, a peer-led group individuals who identify as neurodiverse* and LGBTIQA, a parent of a transgender autistic child, and a non-binary autistic individual.