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

Episode Description

imageAutism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a neurologic condition that affects individuals right through early life and throughout the lifespan. Though it is frequently considered a pediatric disorder, ASD impacts adults as smartly. Growing awareness about autism later in life has led a population of adults, including many recognized with consideration deficit disorder (ADHD or ADD), to suspect they may be on the spectrum.

Though researchers and clinicians have successfully advanced the early detection of autistic behaviors in small children, many adults stay misdiagnosed or no longer identified at all. Myths about ASD perpetuate the lack of attention and helps for adults in our communities. The just right news is that having the information about ASD can result in a correct analysis and effective remedy for most.

In this webinar, you'll be told:

  • The facts (and myths) about autism in adults
  • Why getting a right kind diagnosis at any age makes a distinction
  • Common reasons why adults aren't diagnosed with ASD
  • Factors contributing to misdiagnosis in adults
  • Similarities and variations between ASD and ADHD
  • The diagnostic criteria for ASD
  • Strategies to make stronger analysis
  • Effective supports and intervention for the particular person with ASD

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Meet the Expert Speaker

Theresa Regan, Ph.D., is a clinical neuropsychologist with a specialization in brain-behavior relationships. She has labored with adults and aging adults inside of sanatorium methods for nearly 30 years. She is a licensed 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 writer 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 will have to no doubt have her again.  Very data and honest take on diagnosis.  Thank you for having her!”
  • “Thank you such a lot!  This was once a very good matter, presented well and definitely knowledge I can take and use in our family!”
  • “I preferred the tips about how to make a choice and review a certified to evaluate/ diagnose an grownup who may be on spectrum.”
  • “The speaker did a excellent process of covering the basics and leaving enough time for Q&A however I wish there have been extra time.”

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