Recognizing Symptoms of ASD

Dr. Marcia Eckerd discusses autism spectrum disorders from the perspective of adolescents and young adults who do not have a formal ASD diagnosis. She also provides information on where to find reliable resources for more information about ASD, such as online support groups.


Marcia Eckerd, PhD

Marcia Eckerd, PhD, has been practicing as a clinical psychologist since 1985, specializing in consultation and therapy for patients with Asperger’s Syndrome and similar cognitive, social, and emotional traits. She was appointed to the CT Autism Spectrum Disorder Advisory Council and serves on the Associate Staff in Psychiatry at Norwalk Hospital, where she participated in creating the Yale-Norwalk Hospital Collaborative Pediatric Development and Therapy Center.

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This podcast—moderated by Dr. Daniel Elchert—is part of a series that covers topics of interest for consumers who would like to learn more about psychology. These episodes are intended for general information and discussion purposes only and do not provide formal recommendations or clinical advice. Please consult with a licensed professional for your mental health concerns.

Dr. Elchert recently completed his doctorate in counseling psychology from the University of Iowa, where he also earned a master’s degree in educational measurement and statistics. He completed an APA-accredited pre-doctoral internship at Michigan State University and currently lives in the Washington, DC, area.