The presentation of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) can change across the lifespan, making the assessment and diagnosis of ASD in adulthood complex. While some individuals with ASD will carry their diagnosis into adulthood, others may reach adulthood without one. In some cases, family members, a co-worker, or a friend, might be the first to point out to the adult that he or she may display characteristics associated with ASD. It is not uncommon for adults to seek support from a psychologist for issues associated with ASD – such as social and communication challenges – with an underlying suspicion that it could be autism.

Dr. Aubrey conducts ASD assessments with adults (18+) using gold-standard tools. Adults with a diagnosis of ASD may qualify for Community Living BC (CLBC) services  or the BC disability tax credit.