Event: The Invisible End of the Spectrum: Older Autistic Adults
When: Friday, December 13, 2019 from 11a-12:30 pm
Where: Bridgewell, 10 Dearborn Rd., Peabody, MA
Workshop is free but only pre-registration is required
When people hear the word “autism,” they often think of children and teens. Older adults on the spectrum are a very real, but little-understood, group. In this workshop, we will review what we know about this population, including recent findings from an international study of 150 people.
We will discuss the needs and challenges of serving this population, and consider how the lessons learned from older adults might be of value to the younger generation.
- Reasons for late diagnosis
- Effects of being diagnosed
- Stages or “degrees” of autism
- New research on neuro-diverse romantic relationships
- Employment trends
- Deciding to disclose diagnosis
About the Speaker:
Eric Endlich, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist and co-author of the book, Older Autistic Adults: The Lost Generation. He helps spectrum teens transition successfully to college through his firm, Top College Consultants, and treats autistic individuals through psychotherapy. Dr. Endlich is an autism dad and identifies as being on the spectrum himself.
This event is co-sponsored by Bridgewell, LifeLinks Inc, Communitas Inc, Northeast Arc Autism Support Center and Riverside Family Support Center
Social Worker CE Credits Pending.
Workshop is free, but preregistration is required.
Online registration will open on Oct 1.
For more information, please contact Kristen Janjar, MPA at kjanjar@ bridgewell.org or 781-776-4137.