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Autism as an adult | Diagnosed as Autism Spectrum Disorder after 50

Autism as an adult | Diagnosed as Autism Spectrum Disorder after 50

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Video Summary

  • The video features Eddie, an adult diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) later in life, discussing his experiences and offering insights and tips on dealing with autism.
  • Eddie explains that autism is a lifelong neurological developmental disability that affects social skills, information processing, and can cause repetitive behaviors.
  • Autistic individuals may struggle with social interactions, have repetitive behavior patterns, sensory sensitivities, anxiety, and highly focused interests.
  • Eddie shares his personal journey of being diagnosed with autism and the relief it brought him, as well as the challenges he faced in his career and relationships due to undiagnosed traits.
  • He emphasizes the importance of getting tested for autism, especially in the workplace, as it can lead to support measures being implemented. Eddie also recommends studying stoicism and living an authentic life, embracing discomfort, and seeking personal growth.


Dr. Kenneth Roberson

Dr. Kenneth Roberson is an Adult Autism Psychologist in San Francisco with over 30 years of experience. Click below to ask a question or schedule an appointment.

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