“Do I Have Autism? ADHD? Both? An Adult’s Guide to Diagnosis and Treatment” [Video Replay & Podcast #354]

Access the video replay, listen to the podcast episode (#354), download the slide presentation, and learn how to get a certificate of attendance for this ADHD Experts webinar originally broadcast on May 11, 2021.

Episode Description

ADHD is one of the most common co-occurring conditions for individuals on the autism spectrum. Adults with ADHD and ASD diagnoses experience a poorer quality of life and less developed communication and social skills than do those with ASD alone. Surprisingly, almost all that we know about the intersection of ADHD and ASD comes from studies with children.

What about adults? Does ADHD persist into adulthood for adults on the autism spectrum? How do clinicians tease apart these diagnoses? Are adults diagnosed with ASD affected by ADHD in the same ways as children? What can we do to support adults who have both diagnoses?

Stakeholders on the autism spectrum, their families, and clinicians are in search of information on diagnosis, treatment, and outcomes for individuals affected by both ADHD and ASD. Here, Benjamin Yerys, Ph.D., will discuss the latest research about co-occurring ADHD and autism, the best strategies for diagnosis, the most effective treatments, and future directions to support adults diagnosed with autism and ADHD.

In this webinar, you will learn:

  • Best practices for making an autism spectrum disorder diagnosis in adulthood taking into consideration common co-occurring conditions (i.e. ADHD, anxiety)
  • How ADHD affects individuals on the autism spectrum
  • Currently available treatments for individuals with ADHD and ASD diagnoses
  • Long-term outcomes for adults with ADHD and ASD diagnoses

Watch the Video Replay

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Read More on Autism in Adults

ADHD and Adult Autism: Symptoms, Diagnosis & Interventions for Both

What Does Autism Spectrum Disorder Look Like in Adults?

What Are the Signs of Autism in Adults?

Obtain a Certificate of Attendance

If you attended the live webinar on May 11, 2021, watched the video replay, or listened to the podcast, you may purchase a certificate of attendance option (cost: $10). Note: ADDitude does not offer CEU credits. Click here to purchase the certificate of attendance option »

Meet the Expert Speaker:

Benjamin E. Yerys, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist in the Center for Autism Research (CAR) at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Yerys leads CAR’s research on the brain basis and treatment of attention and executive function. Dr. Yerys research has been funded by the National Institute of Mental Health and private foundations (Philadelphia Foundation, McMorris Foundation). Dr. Yerys conducts evaluations for children and adolescents suspected of an ASD at the Outpatient Clinic of the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. |See expert’s full bio »

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Listener Testimonials

“Excellent instructor: pleasant, interesting, packed with information. I would love to have a longer training from him.”

“This webinar was so eye-opening and helpful! Thank you very much for your clear, informative presentation.”

“Excellent topic. I work with ASD teens and most are diagnosed with ADHD as well. More of this please!”

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