ASD Assessment Workshop

Screening and Assessment for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in Adults Workshop

Program Description

In your clinical work with adults, have you or your clients wondered if they may have ASD? Many clinicians work with undiagnosed adults who could benefit from having more knowledge about ASD. This presentation is geared toward clinicians who are interested in gaining more information on the procedures and measures used for assessing ASD in adulthood. This workshop will provide information about how ASD can present in adults, how ASD can impact a person’s day-to-day functioning, measures used for screening and diagnostic assessments, and next steps if your clients are interested in receiving an assessment or learning more about ASD.

Learning objectives:

  • Understand diagnostic criteria and what to look for when assessing ASD in adults
  • Be provided with concrete examples of what the behavioural presentation of ASD looks like in adults in their day-to-day life
  • Understand the different areas that are assessed when conducting adult assessment for ASD (e.g., executive functioning, adaptive functioning, sensory processing, etc.)
  • Be provided with information about the measures that are used for screening purposes and when assessing for ASD in adults
  • Be provided with resources and information for further training on assessment measures and adult ASD assessment processes in order to conduct adult assessments independently

Information About The Facilitators

Vicki Nolan headshot

Dr. Vicki Nolan is a Clinical Psychologist and Psychology Lead at The Redpath Centre where she provides diagnostic and psychoeducational assessments for adults. She has expertise with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs), Intellectual and Learning Disabilities, and mental health concerns. Dr. Nolan is also a Psychologist in the Child Development Program and Director of Clinical Training for the Psychology Predoctoral Internship program at Holland Bloorview. There, she provides diagnostic assessments and treatment to children and adolescents with neurodevelopmental disorders. Dr. Nolan was previously a Staff Psychologist at Kerry’s Place Autism Services.

Casey Fulford headshot

Dr. Casey Fulford is a Clinical Psychologist at The Redpath Centre where she provides diagnostic and psychoeducational assessments and therapy for adults. She has expertise working with individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Intellectual Disability, Learning Disabilities, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, and mental health concerns. Dr. Fulford completed her pre-doctoral clinical psychology residency at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, providing diagnostic assessments and therapy to children, adolescents, and adults with neurodevelopmental disorders. She has worked in a wide range of clinical settings, including private practices, community-based mental health clinics, school boards, and hospital-based services, assessing and treating a variety of mental health and developmental issues.

Details


Program Information

Cost: $70 members/$90 non-members (+HST)

CECs: 3

Date: Friday, April 29 at 12-3 PM (EST)

Location: Zoom

Registration

Registration open from January 14 to April 28 (12 pm)

Please note there is a limit of 50 participants

Non OAMHP Members

OAMHP Members can register through the Member's Portal