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Adult Autism Assessment

Adult Autism Assessment

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Video Summary

  • The video discusses the process of an adult autism assessment, focusing on the personal experience of the speaker, Ella.
  • Ella shares that she was diagnosed with autism as an adult, after her child was diagnosed, which is a common occurrence for parents of autistic children.
  • She emphasizes the positive impact that receiving a diagnosis had on her life, despite the challenges it brought.
  • Ella describes the assessment process, which involved a detailed history-taking session and the completion of the A-DOS test, designed to reveal autistic traits.
  • She highlights the importance of having someone familiar with her accompany her to the assessment, as it provided additional insight and support.
  • Ella acknowledges that the A-DOS test may not accurately capture the presentation of autism in women and suggests the use of alternative assessments, such as the DISCO, which is more inclusive.


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