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Listen to “‘Could I Be on the Autism Spectrum?’ – ASD in Adults,” with Theresa Regan, Ph.D.

Tune in to listen as Theresa Regan, Ph.D., shares facts (and myths) about autism in adults, why getting a correct diagnosis at any age makes a difference, effective supports, and more.

Autism and autistic child disorder symptoms as a neurology disorder syndrome and a medicine or mental health spectrum diagnosis concept as a 3D illustration.
Autism and autistic child disorder symptoms as a neurology disorder syndrome and a medicine or mental health spectrum diagnosis concept as a 3D illustration.

Listen to “‘Could I Be on the Autism Spectrum?’ – ASD in Adults” with Theresa Regan, Ph.D.

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Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a neurologic condition that impacts individuals during childhood and across the lifespan. Though it is commonly regarded as a pediatric disorder, ASD affects adults as well. Growing awareness about autism later in life has led a population of adults, including many diagnosed with attention deficit disorder (ADHD or ADD), to suspect they may be on the spectrum.

Though researchers and clinicians have successfully improved the early detection of autistic behaviors in young children, many adults remain misdiagnosed or not diagnosed at all. Myths about ASD perpetuate the lack of attention and supports for adults in our communities. The good news is that having the facts about ASD can lead to an accurate evaluation and effective treatment for most.

Listener testimonials:

  • “AWESOME SPEAKER!!  You should definitely have her again.  Very information and honest take on diagnosis.  Thank you for having her!”
  • “Thank you so much!  This was an excellent topic, presented well and definitely information I can take and use in our family!”
  • “I appreciated the suggestions about how to select and evaluate a professional to assess/ diagnose an adult who might be on spectrum.”
  • “The speaker did a good job of covering the basics and leaving enough time for Q&A but I wish there had been more time.”

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Updated on August 11, 2020

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