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Autism in Adulthood with Anna Krasno, Ph.D.

  • 05 Nov 2021
  • 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
  • Webinar Zoom

You are invited to the following event:


SBCPA Morning Salon

Friday, November 5, 2021

8:00am – 9:30am

Autism in Adulthood

with Anna Krasno, Ph.D.



Anna Krasno, Ph.D., has over a decade of experience in diagnosis and treatment of autism and work with autistic individuals of all ages and their families. She obtained her doctorate in Counseling, Clinical and School Psychology from UCSB and prior to that spent two years as a Donald J. Cohen Fellow in Social Developmental Neuroscience at the Yale Child Study Center. She completed her pre-doctoral internship at Lucille Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford. She is currently the Clinical Director of the Koegel Autism Center, where she directs the clinical programs and trains the doctoral students. Through California Counseling Clinics, she provides consultation services to individuals and families on a number of topics including early symptoms of autism and new diagnosis support, how autism presents across the lifespan, gender and cultural differences, neurodiversity, support for autistic adults, and information on local resources for assessment and treatment. She also conducts autism evaluations using a full, gold-standard testing battery for autism diagnosis.

Course Outline:


7:45-8:00am– Greet, sign in, and socialize

8:00-8:05am– Introduction of speaker and opening remarks

8:05-9:15am-- Presentation

9:15-9:30am-- Q&A/evaluations



In this presentation, Dr. Krasno will discuss the presentation of autism in adulthood, including information on neurodiversity, gender differences, and treatment considerations. Additionally, she will describe the assessment process to obtain a diagnosis of autism and provide information on inclusive community resources for autistic adults.

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:

1.     Describe main diagnostic criteria for Autism

2.     Explain gender differences in the presentation of autism

3.     Name two treatment strategies to use when working with autistic adults


Huang, Y., Arnold, S.R.C., Foley, K., & Trollor, J.N. (2020). Diagnosis of autism in adulthood: A scoping review. Autism, 24(6), 1311-1327.

Hull, L., et al. (2020). Gender differences in self-reported camouflaging in autistic and non-autistic adults. Autism, 24 (2), 352-363.

Scattoni, M.L., Micai, M., Ciaramella, A. et al. Real-World Experiences in Autistic Adult Diagnostic Services and Post-diagnostic Support and Alignment with Services Guidelines: Results from the ASDEU Study. J Autism Dev Disord (2021).

Continuing Education:

CPA is co-sponsoring with Santa Barbara County Psychological Association (SBCPA). The California Psychological Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. CPA maintains responsibility for this program and its contents.


Important Notice:

Those who attend the workshop and complete the CPA evaluation form will receive (1.5) continuing education credits. Please note that APA CE rules require that we give credit only to those who attend the entire workshop. Those arriving more than 15 minutes after the start time or leaving before the workshop is completed will not receive CE credits.

Please Note: This salon will be held via Zoom.



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