Presented by Robb Mapou, Ph.D.., ABPP-CN, and Gretchen Schoenfield, Ph.D., ABPP-CN
Friday, March 31st, 2023, 9AM-12:15PM (one 15 minute break)
Three (3) Continuing Education Credits
Please see the Program Brochure for details.
With autism spectrum disorder (ASD) being discussed more on social media, neuropsychologists are seeing increased referrals of adults for ASD assessment. There is also an increased emphasis on recognizing neurodiversity. Some referred adults have complex histories with no prior diagnosis, requiring the neuropsychologist to sort through possible diagnoses, while others need an updated assessment for previously diagnosed ASD or Asperger’s disorder. This workshop will provide overview of assessment of ASD in adults. First, a summary of the limited research on ASD in adults will be presented, with a focus on assessment methods and the concept of neurodiversity. Next, a proposed assessment model, based on the first author’s work over the past five years (Mapou, in press) will be presented. Third, intervention and supports for adults with ASD will be covered briefly. Finally, case examples from the workshop presenters’ clinical practices will be presented.
1. Summarize research on ASD in adults, including relevant research on diversity.
2. Apply interviews and tests based on research for diagnosing ASD in adults.
3. Describe interventions and supports for adults with ASD.
Dr. Robb Mapou is an ABCN board-certified clinical neuropsychologist practicing in Rehoboth Beach, DE and Chevy Chase, MD. He specializes in the evaluation of adolescents and adults with autism spectrum disorders, learning disabilities and ADHD. He also evaluates individuals with neurological conditions including memory deficits, dementia, traumatic brain injury, and stroke. Dr. Mapou is a consultant to the Federal Aviation Administration, the Delaware Division of Developmental Disabilities Services, and Princeton University. He holds faculty appointments in the Department of Psychiatry at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences and the Department of Neurology (Psychology) at Georgetown University School of Medicine.
Dr. Gretchen Schoenfield an ABCN board-certified clinical neuropsychologist practicing at MaineHealth Neurology and in private practice in South Portland, Maine. She specializes in the evaluation of adults with neurological and neurodevelopmental conditions. She also conducts Federal Aviation Administration-designated neuropsychological evaluations. She serves as faculty for Tufts Medical School and the MaineHealth Neurology and Psychiatry residency programs.