Autism Spectrum Disorder: Assessment of Adults With

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a pervasive and complex developmental disorder with unique manifestations across the lifespan. There are many reasons why an adult with ASD may require specific evaluation. As the rates of ASD continue to increase, it is imperative that those who care for this population do not overlook the cohort of individuals with ASD who are entering adulthood each day. Care providers will require specialized training and support to understand and address the unique assessment needs of adults with ASD. This entry describes the features of ASD in adulthood, outlines the various types of evaluations that may be warranted, provides some resources and guidelines for assessing adults with ASD, and discusses special medical considerations for adults with ASD.

ASD in Adulthood

ASD is ...

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