Demystifying Autism
Spectrum Disorder in Adults

By Molly Stackhouse

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is often associated with children, but it is important to remember that individuals with ASD continue to have the disorder throughout their lives. In fact, ASD can often go undiagnosed or misdiagnosed in adults, which can lead to feelings of confusion and isolation. In this article, we will explore and demystify ASD in adults.

Misconceptions about ASD in Adults

There are many misconceptions about ASD in adults that can contribute to misunderstandings and stigma. Here are some common misconceptions about ASD in adults:

How to Support Adults with ASD

If you know someone with ASD, there are several things you can do to support them:

In conclusion, by educating ourselves, focusing on strengths, practicing empathy, and creating inclusive environments, we can better support individuals with ASD and demystify the disorder. Southern Maryland Mental Health offers therapeutic telehealth services that provide individuals with the tools and strategies they need to improve their daily functioning and quality of life in the comfort of a familiar environment. If you or someone you know has been diagnosed or is possibly on the spectrum, seeking out therapeutic services at Southern Maryland Mental Health can be a valuable resource. We are currently accepting new patients of all ages. Contact us today to schedule a free 15-minute consult!

Molly Stackhouse is a therapist located in Calvert County, Maryland.  She owns a private practice located in Southern Maryland where she specializes in working with adolescents adults who experience panic attacks. Additionally, she has a strong understanding of the different types of trauma and the different ways that people respond to trauma. She uses a variety of therapeutic approaches, including cognitive-behavioral therapy, eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), and brainspotting. Additionally, she is a nationally certified school psychologist. If you are interested in services, use the link here

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