The afternoon session will be devoted to treating ASD in adolescents and young adults. This session will discuss characteristics and core features in this population, including differential diagnosis, evaluation instruments, and recommendations for assessing adolescents and young adults with potential ASDs. Tips will be provided for conducting ASD-informed therapy and case studies given to illustrate interventions. The following topics will be discussed: adapting treatment models to work for youth on the autism spectrum, aiding transitions to adulthood, family and parenting, and dealing with sexual and personal boundaries using the “Circles” model.
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