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Susan Boyle Asperger Announcement Prompts Look at Adults Diagnosed Later in Life

December 10, 2013

Following the annoucement by singer Susan Boyle that she received a diagnosis of Asperger's Syndrome last year, The TODAY Show looked at the experience of people who learn later in life that they are on the autism spectrum. 

The story quotes Amy Daniels,  assistant director of public health research for Autism Speaks, who says. “Most children are diagnosed in early childhood. But I think for adults and a number of older adults — so, probably Susan Boyle’s age and older — when they were kids there was a lot less known about autism. So it would’ve been more likely that those individuals were not diagnosed at all.”

Watch the story below.