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A Wexford mother has set up a website dedicated to raising awareness about the particular struggles of girls who have autism.

Orla Simone Taylor and her partner Thomas of Kilrane, have three children who are all autistic – Josh (12), Anna (11) and Sarah (3).

Orla has been an advocate for autism awareness for many years, fighting for the recognition of hidden disabilities and the need for inclusion of children with additional needs.

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Emblematic of the barriers to learning computer science that girls have faced for years, a new Google/Gallup report shows that girls are less likely than boys to express interest in pursuing a career in computer science. About one in eight girls (12%) in grades seven through 12 in the U.S. say they are likely to pursue a career in computer science someday. Nearly three times as many boys (33%) say they are likely to pursue a career in this field.

Girls Less Likely Than Boys to Pursue Computer Science Career

How likely are you to pursue a job in computer science someday?

U.S. students Female students Male students
% % %
Very likely 10 4 15
4 13 8 17
3 27 25 30
2 25
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