Free Webinar Replay: “Could I Be on the Autism Spectrum?” The Adults’ Guide to Pursuing an Accurate ASD Diagnosis
In this hour long webinar on demand, learn about autism in adults with Theresa Regan, Ph.D.
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.
In this webinar, you will learn:
- The facts (and myths) about autism in adults
- Why getting a correct diagnosis at any age makes a difference
- Common reasons why adults are not diagnosed with ASD
- Factors contributing to misdiagnosis in adults
- Similarities and differences between ASD and ADHD
- The diagnostic criteria for ASD
- Strategies to improve diagnosis
- Effective supports and intervention for the individual with ASD
Webinar replays include:
- Slides accompanying the webinar
- Related resources from ADDitude
- Free newsletter updates about ADHD
This ADHD Experts webinar was first broadcast live on June 4, 2019.
Meet the Expert Speaker:
Theresa Regan, Ph.D., is a clinical neuropsychologist with a specialization in brain-behavior relationships. She has worked with adults and aging adults within hospital systems for nearly 30 years. She is a certified 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 author of Understanding Autism in Adults and Aging Adults and Understanding Autistic Behaviors: Improving Health, Independence, and Well-Being.