The Northamptonshire Federation contingent had a great time attending the 2022 NFWI AGM as may be seen by the photos but they also took part in the serious parts of the meeting, including a lively discussion on this year's resolution which was passed.
We are delighted to announce that the resolution has passed by 96.5%
There were 4738 votes in favour and 171 against, meaning that we will now be campaigning on this issue.
The full wording of the resolution is:
Women and Girls with ASD & ADHD - under-identified, under-diagnosed, misdiagnosed, under-supported
Women and girls presenting with autistic spectrum disorder (ASD) and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are going undiagnosed. The NFWI calls on the government and funding bodies to fund research into the female presentation of ASD and ADHD, and for action to be taken to improve the diagnosis process for women and girls, to ensure that they are equipped to better manage these conditions and do not suffer in silence. The NFWI further calls on WI members to raise awareness within their WIs of the issues facing women and girls with ASD and ADHD.