• Understanding Autism in Adults and Aging Adults: 2nd Edition

  • Updated in 2021 with New Insights for Improving Diagnosis and Quality of Life: The Understanding Autism Series, Book 1
  • By: Theresa Regan
  • Narrated by: Meryl Goldsmith
  • Length: 7 hrs and 23 mins
  • 4.3 out of 5 stars (15 ratings)

1 title per month from Audible’s entire catalog of best sellers, and new releases.
Access a growing selection of included Audible Originals, audiobooks and podcasts.
You will get an email reminder before your trial ends.
Your Premium Plus plan is $14.95 a month after 30 day trial. Cancel anytime.
Buy for $19.95

Buy for $19.95

Pay using card ending in
By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Taxes where applicable.

Publisher's Summary

New edition 2021 with updated research, additional insight, and strategies for communication, information about autism in special populations (such as the gender diverse, those with problematic internet use and gaming addictions, females, and more), and a new section on aging and dementia.

Autism is a childhood condition...right? Not right. Children with autism grow into adults with autism. The great strides we have made in understanding childhood autistic behaviors and interventions have lagged dramatically behind the needs of aging autistics. What of the young adult trying to build relationships? What of the middle-aged autistic adult who has been misdiagnosed with bipolar disorder and lacks an effective treatment plan? What of the aging adult who is showing increasingly rigid autistic behaviors and is misdiagnosed as having frontotemporal dementia?

Understanding Autism in Adults and Aging Adults: 2nd Edition is a one-of-a-kind resource designed to improve the correct diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder in adults. Filled with clinical stories that bring to life the concepts discussed, the audiobook provides strategy-based interventions to address issues of personal and household management, medical care, communication, sensory processing symptoms, and emotional and behavioral regulation.

©2021 Theresa Regan (P)2021 Theresa Regan

What listeners say about Understanding Autism in Adults and Aging Adults: 2nd Edition

Average Customer Ratings
Overall
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    11
  • 4 Stars
    0
  • 3 Stars
    2
  • 2 Stars
    1
  • 1 Stars
    1
Performance
  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    8
  • 4 Stars
    3
  • 3 Stars
    1
  • 2 Stars
    2
  • 1 Stars
    0
Story
  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    9
  • 4 Stars
    1
  • 3 Stars
    2
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    2

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars

Not appropriate for audiobook

The book may be good in written form. It is very technical and clinical, with references to studies and endless lists (that are difficult to follow in audio format). Maybe this would be a good textbook. It is not for individuals or families seeking answers.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Just what I needed

I'm newly diagnosed autistic, and this book provided SO much insight and practical advice.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Listening Better Than Reading

I was diagnosed with ASD & Savant Syndrome at age 60. I read as much as possible, but found only people with ASD really understood, especially late diagnosed adults. That is until I read this book. I realized just how much my life experiences were connected to being an Autistic Savant with high intelligence. I'm a visual person who gets severely overstimulated with all the tiny letters (forming words) on a page. I found that I retain information by listening.