Date Published: February 24, 2023
In this recorded webinar, Garland Jones, Ph.D., discusses the mechanics of an autism assessment, shedding light on the overall process and offering suggestions for a smoother, less stress-filled journey. An autism assessment is often uncharted territory, multidimensional, and teeming with challenges. The period from the initial concern to a definitive diagnosis can be a difficult time for families. He also discusses the problems that Black/African Americans experience during the process.
Who is Garland Jones?
Garland Jones, Ph.D., studied under Deborah Fein at the University at Connecticut and completed his postdoctoral training at the Hospital for Sick Children. Currently, Dr. Jones is a supervisory Neuropsychologist at the Center for Autism and Related Disorders at the Kennedy Krieger Institute. His research interests include determinants of symptom profile variability across ethnicity and culture in autism assessment measures.
- Presentation Slides (PDF)
- Read the companion SPARK article “What Should You Do if You Think Your Child Has Autism?“