• In this July 7, 2016, photo, Evee Bak, left, talks with her brother Tom Bak while they wait to talk with reporters at the Seaver Autism Center at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York. Tom has autism but Evee doesn’t. The gender effect is a hot topic in autism research and one that could lead to new ways of diagnosing and treating the condition. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

    How autism in girls may help reveal the disorder’s secrets

    CHICAGO (AP) — Think autism and an image of an awkward boy typically emerges, but the way autism strikes girls — or doesn’t — may help reveal some of the developmental disorder’s frustrating secrets.