Tuesday, November 29, 2016

WEBINAR (archived): Suicide Screening and Prevention in the Autism Community: New Developments, New Perspectives

According to an emerging research, individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are at an increased risk of suicide. Furthermore, traditional screening tools and mental health interventions have limited use in working with individuals with ASD.

Speakers included: Sara Luterman, MFA, AUCD Technical Assistance team for the University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDDs); Lisa M. Horowitz, PhD, MPH, Staff Scientist / Pediatric Psychologist at the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) Intramural Research Program at the National Institutes of Health; Audrey Thurm, Ph.D., staff scientist and licensed child clinical psychologist; and Julie Steck, Ph.D., HSPP, CRG/Children's Resource Group.

To learn more about the risk of death by suicide for individuals with ASD, you can access the recorded webinar here.

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