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Anxiety in Children and Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder by Wood Jeffrey J, Philip C. Kendall, Eric A. Storch, Patricia Renno, Connor M. Kerns

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Chapter 9

Behavioral Treatments for Anxiety in Adults With Autism Spectrum Disorder

Susan W. White1, Caitlin M. Conner2 and Brenna B. Maddox3,    1Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, United States,    2University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, CO, United States,    3The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, United States

Abstract

Although Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is most often identified during early childhood, it is becoming increasingly apparent that recognition can be delayed and that initial diagnosis of ASD can occur during adulthood. As Lai and Baron-Cohen proposed, adult identification may be due to an increasing public awareness of ASD as well as a broadening of the diagnostic criteria to include higher functioning ...

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