3 Hours, 0 Minutes    
Tuesday, July 11th, 2023   10:00 AM America/New_York
   Christina Scott MEd, LPCC-S, RPT, ASDCS, CIMHP, NCC
See Provider Info

Add this webinar to your calendar:




Webinar Description

This training aims to examine the common experiences and potential needs for late-diagnosed autistic adults, incorporating the lens of the trainer’s personal experiences as well as exploring research on individuals who received an autism diagnosis in adulthood. Autism is a spectrum, and this presentation will focus on those who received a diagnosis later in life, primarily those fitting the Level 1 criteria for support needs. We will discuss barriers to diagnosis, potential presenting concerns leading up to assessment/diagnosis, as well as resources and strategies for working with this client population in a neurodiverse-affirming way. 

Like this webinar? Click here to view packages that contain this webinar.


Christina Scott (she/her) graduated from Lindsey Wilson College with a M.Ed. in Mental Health Counseling and Human Development. Christina is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor Supervisor in Ohio. With a history in substance use treatment, community mental health, and school-based therapy, she has been providing telehealth counseling since December 2020, through her private practice, Rising Action Counseling. When she is not providing clinical services, Christina teaches Continuing Education courses on topics such as Positive Psychology, neurodivergence, trauma-informed care, Play Therapy, sleep disorders and dreamwork, and using media/pop culture in counseling. Christina is a Registered Play Therapist, certified in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and she is a Nationally Certified Counselor. More recently, Christina became a Certified Integrative Mental Health Practitioner and obtained certification as an Autism Spectrum Disorder Clinical Specialist. A proud geek therapist, Christina co-authored a chapter in the book, Using Superheroes and Villains in Counseling and Play Therapy: A Guide for Mental Health Professionals (edited by Lawrence C. Rubin) and has been featured in Liana Lowenstein’s new book, Assessment and Treatment Activities for Children Adolescents and Families VOLUME 4: Practitioners Share Their Most Effective Techniques. Serving as the President for the Southeast chapter of Ohio Counseling Association, Christina is passionate about leadership and advocacy work.


8:00 – 8:15am Introduction and Learning Objectives

8:15 – 9:00am History of Autism Diagnosis/Criteria and Overview; discussion of neurodiversity and language

9:00 – 9:15am Discuss focus on late-diagnosed autistic adults

9:15 – 9:30am Diversity Discussion: Address racial disparities in autism research; utilize intersectional framework in understanding autistic experiences

9:30 – 10:00am Examine common experiences and potential challenges for individuals before receiving an autism diagnosis

10:00 – 10:30am Explore common experiences and potential needs for individuals after receiving a diagnosis

10:30 – 11:00am Discuss and share neurodiverse-affirming resources to support late-diagnosed autistic adults

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will be able to Examine common experiences of late-diagnosed autistic adults prior to a diagnosis.
  • Participants will be able to Explore common needs and experiences of individuals following a diagnosis.
  • Participants will be able to Identify neurodiverse-affirming resources to utilize or share with late-diagnosed autistic adults.
This presentation is open to:
  • Social Workers
  • Professional Counselors
  • Therapists
  • Psychologists
  • Licensed Mental Health Practitioners
  • Other professionals interacting with populations engaged in mental health based services
This online class is offered at an introductory level ,and is beneficial for an intermediate level clinician:
  • New practitioners who wish to gain enhanced insight surrounding the topic
  • Experienced practitioners who seek to increase and expand fundamental knowledge surrounding the subject matter
  • Advanced practitioners seeking to review concepts and reinforce practice skills and/or access additional consultation
  • Managers seeking to broaden micro and/or macro perspectives

Official information:

Refunds: Registrants who are unable to attend a Thrapy Express seminar or live webinars may ask for, and will receive, a credit or refund (your choice). Refund requests will be processed within 3 business days. When an attendee knows in advance that they are unable to attend we ask that they inform Thrapy Express ahead of time by emailing [email protected] or by calling or texting (631) 202-1010 this allows us to free up the spot in the training in the event that a training is at or near capacity.
Disability Access: If you require ADA accommodations, please contact our office 30 days or more before the event. We cannot ensure accommodations without adequate prior notification.
Please Note: Licensing Boards change regulations often, and while we attempt to stay abreast of their most recent changes, if you have questions or concerns about this course meeting your specific board’s approval, we recommend you contact your board directly to obtain a ruling.
The grievance policy for trainings provided by the NEFESH INTERNATIONAL is available here
Satisfactory Completion: Participants must have paid the tuition fee, logged in and out each day, attended the entire webinar, and completed an evaluation to receive a certificate (If this is a pre-recorded program, a post-test with a passing grade of 80% to receive a certificate.) Failure to log in or out will result in forfeiture of credit for the entire course. No exceptions will be made. Partial credit is not available. Certificates are available after satisfactory course completion by clicking here
Participants will receive their certificate electronically upon completion of the webinar and course evaluation form.
There is no conflict of interest or commercial support for this program.
Browse Other Webinars