1. Autism
  2. Learning about ASD
  3. Assessment & diagnosis

Video: Autism spectrum disorder: later diagnosis

9-15 years

In this short video, experts in autism spectrum disorder (ASD) talk about older children and young people being diagnosed with ASD. The experts explain why a child might get a late autism diagnosis. For example, starting high school can trigger anxiety and make teenagers with ASD feel overwhelmed, withdraw socially and feel like they don’t fit in.

The experts use the terms autism and Asperger’s disorder, which have now been replaced with a single diagnosis of ASD.

Video transcript

Later diagnosis video transcript (PDF 100kb)

Related videos

Related articles

Rate this article (19 ratings)

Tap the stars to rate this article.

Thanks for rating this article.

Last updated or reviewed

  • Tell us what you think
  • Acknowledgements

Raising Children Network is supported by the Australian Government. Member organisations are the Parenting Research Centre and the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute with The Royal Children’s Hospital Centre for Community Child Health.

Follow us

© 2006-2018 Raising Children Network (Australia) Ltd