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The Autism Female Phenotype


Join Dr, Holmes as she interviews doctoral candidate, researcher, and clinician Will Carroll on the topic of Autism Female Phenotypes. The discussion includes why females may be missed and diagnoses females receive before a later autism identification. Will shares from his dissertation studies. Will will discuss a missed opportunity of research and that is information a sister can provide with insight in having a sister on the spectrum.

Will Carroll is a licensed professional counselor in the state of Georgia. He is a Ph.D. candidate (ABD) at Liberty University. He earned his Master’s in Professional Counseling from Liberty University in 2012 and has been in private practice in Marietta, GA since that time. He enjoys outdoor activities including Obstacle Course Races and kayaking around the lakes and rivers of north Georgia. Originally from South Georgia, Will made his home in Cartersville, GA in 2008, with his wife, Shannon, and his three children. Will’s area of expertise is in the treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorder using varied techniques including innovative approaches such as Lego Therapy. His Ph.D. dissertation is on the unique qualities associated with women with Autism as seen from the perspective of their adult sisters.

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