“Could I Be on the Autism Spectrum?” [Video Replay & Podcast #258]

Episode Description

imageAutism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a neurologic situation that affects people during adolescence and across the lifespan. Though it is recurrently thought to be a pediatric dysfunction, ASD impacts adults as well. Growing awareness about autism later in life has led a population of adults, together with many diagnosed with attention deficit dysfunction (ADHD or ADD), to suspect they may be on the spectrum.

Though researchers and clinicians have successfully progressed the early detection of autistic behaviors in young children, many adults stay misdiagnosed or no longer recognized at all. Myths about ASD perpetuate the loss of attention and supports for adults in our communities. The good news is that having the facts about ASD can result in an accurate analysis and effective remedy for most.

In this webinar, you're going to learn:

  • The information (and myths) about autism in adults
  • Why getting a right kind analysis at any age makes a distinction
  • Common explanation why adults are not recognized with ASD
  • Factors contributing to misdiagnosis in adults
  • Similarities and variations between ASD and ADHD
  • The diagnostic standards for ASD
  • Strategies to fortify prognosis
  • Effective supports and intervention for the particular person with ASD

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Meet the Expert Speaker

Theresa Regan, Ph.D., is a medical neuropsychologist with a specialization in brain-behavior relationships. She has labored with adults and getting older adults inside of hospital systems for nearly 30 years. She is an authorized autism specialist, the mother of a son on the spectrum, and the Director of the OSF HealthCare Adult Diagnostic Autism Clinic in Peoria, Illinois. She is the creator of Understanding Autism in Adults and Aging Adults and Understanding Autistic Behaviors: Improving Health, Independence, and Well-Being. | See expert’s full bio »

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Listener testimonials:

  • “AWESOME SPEAKER!!  You should without a doubt have her again.  Very information and honest take on prognosis.  Thank you for having her!”
  • “Thank you so much!  This was once an excellent subject, presented well and indisputably information I can take and use in our family!”
  • “I liked the ideas about how to make a choice and evaluation a qualified to evaluate/ diagnose an grownup who would possibly be on spectrum.”
  • “The speaker did a good task of covering the basics and leaving enough time for Q&A however I want there have been more time.”

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