230. Identifying Adult Autism w/ Dr. Theresa Regan

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“When you advocate for your kid, you want to advocate for everyone else.”

Dr. Theresa Regan translated her personal experience with an autistic child into a passion for helping autistic adults in her neuropsych practice. She’s here today to talk with me about her approach to identifying and assessing adult autism. We cover a lot of theoretical and practical ground in this conversation! Here are a few things that we dive into:

  • Reasons that all clinicians should consider autism as a differential diagnosis
  • Ways to screen for autism in our interviews with adults
  • Theresa’s preferred testing battery for adult autism
  • The pros and cons of self-identification as an autistic adult

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About Dr. Theresa Regan

Dr. Regan has been practicing as an adult neuropsychologist for over 20 years in a large medical center in Illinois. She is the mother of a teen on the autism spectrum, certified autism specialist through the IBCCES, and founder/director of an autism diagnostic clinic for adolescents, adults, and geriatrics. She has published two books on autism in the adult, hosts a podcast, and offers training materials and consultation services through her website.

Website: adultandgeriatricautism.com
Podcast: Autism in the Adult
Facebook page: Autism in the Adult
Twitter: @regan_autism
Instagram: @regan_autism
Email: adultandgeriatricautism@gmail.com

About Dr. Jeremy Sharp

I’m a licensed psychologist and Clinical Director at the Colorado Center for Assessment & Counseling, a private practice that I founded in 2009 and have grown to over 20 clinicians. I earned my undergraduate degree in Experimental Psychology from the University of South Carolina before getting my Master’s and PhD in Counseling Psychology from Colorado State University. These days, I specialize in psychological and neuropsychological evaluation with kids and adolescents.

As the host of the Testing Psychologist Podcast, I provide private practice consulting for psychologists and other mental health professionals who want to start or grow psychological testing services in their practices. I live in Fort Collins, Colorado with my wife (also a therapist) and two young kids.

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