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Is It Autism and If So, What Next? A Guide for Adults

As autism awareness has grown dramatically in recent years, many young adults and adults have learned the signs and felt there may be a connection between their feelings and behaviors and the symptoms of autism. 

Is It Autism and If So, What Next? A Guide for Adults was designed to help adults who suspect they may have autism, as well as those recently diagnosed with the disorder. This kit will provide an overview of autism to help you better understand the disorder and will hopefully clarify whether you should seek out a professional for a thorough evaluation.

If/When you are in fact diagnosed with autism, the kit will also walk you through next steps in terms of accessing services and provide you with critical information about your rights and entitlements as an adult on the spectrum. There is also a list of helpful resources for you to find more information about next steps for the days and months following your diagnosis.

Download the kit today!

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*NOTE: We can only ship kits to the United States and Canada.

The tool kit is divided into the following sections:

What is Autism?
What are the Symptoms of Autism?
Strengths and Challenges by Dr. Stephen Shore
Medical and Psychiatric Issues that May Accompany Autism
How Do I Get a Diagnosis?
Why Do I Need a Diagnosis?
My Story: Diagnosed with Autism at 34
How is Autism Treated?
From Denial to Acceptance: I Was Diagnosed with Autism at 24
What are My Rights?
Disclosure...To Tell or Not to Tell?
Conclusion
Glossary
Resources

For more information and resources, the Autism Speaks Autism Response Team is here to help! Email us at familyservices@autismspeaks.org or call 888-288-4762 (en Espanol 888-772-9050).