Live Webinar on May 11: Do I Have Autism? ADHD? Both? An Adult’s Guide to Diagnosis and Treatment
Register below for this free expert webinar to learn about ADHD and autism spectrum disorder in adults, on Tuesday, May 11 at 1 pm ET.
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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
Have a question for our expert? There will be an opportunity to post questions for the presenter during the live webinar.
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 has published extensively on the presence of executive function impairments in children with ASD, and how they relate to core repetitive behavior symptoms of ASD or common co-occurring disorders like ADHD. 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.
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Certificate of Attendance: For information on how to purchase the certificate of attendance option (cost $10), register for the webinar, then look for instructions in the email you’ll receive one hour after it ends. The certificate of attendance link will also be available here, on the webinar replay page, several hours after the live webinar. ADDitude does not offer CEU credits.
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