Autism Consortium of Texas February 2024 Webinar: Autism Diagnosis and Social Media

Event Status

Social media has an enormous reach and influence in society, including individuals seeking mental health advice. This presentation will provide an overview of the challenges and possible benefits of young adults using social media to self-diagnose autism.

Learning Objectives (3-5)
• Assess the challenges and potential benefits of young adults using social media to self-diagnose autism.
• Describe strategies to navigate conversations related to social media information and misinformation.
• Identify patient-centered strategies to navigate conversations with young adults when self-diagnoses of autism differ from evaluation results.

1 Free CEU Available (SW, LMFT, LPC, General Contact)

About the Presenter
Elisabeth Sheridan, PhD is the Director of the Clinical Core at the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute and an Associate Professor at Drexel University. She is a licensed clinical psychologist with expertise in assessment, diagnosis, and intervention for individuals with a range of developmental, learning, social-emotional, and behavioral differences, including those with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Dr. Sheridan is engaged in clinical, research, and training initiatives that aim to improve the quality of life for autistic individuals and their families. She is dedicated to tailoring intervention and training efforts to incorporate an individuals’ specific strengths and values, with the goal of providing services and supports that will optimize quality of life and promote acceptance.



Autism Consortium of Texas February Webinar Flyer
Date and Time
Feb. 9, 2024, noon to 1:30 p.m.
Event tags
Autism Consortium of Texas