In this recorded webinar, Vanessa Bal, Ph.D., talks about the presentation of autism in adults and how a diagnosis is determined. She also highlights some considerations that may influence whether an adult wants to pursue a formal diagnosis, including a brief discussion of post-diagnosis decisions. While the focus of this talk is on first-time diagnosis in adulthood, many elements of this discussion may be relevant to individuals diagnosed in childhood who are now navigating adult life.
Who is Vanessa Bal?
Vanessa Bal, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor and the Karmazin and Lillard Chair in Adult Autism at Rutgers University in New Jersey. Bal studies autism throughout the lifespan. Her research focuses on diagnosis, treatment, and tracking of symptoms of autism from childhood to adulthood.