Apr 1 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Health and Health Care in Autistic Children and Adults National indicators of health and health care from the National Autism Indicators Report Presented by Jessica Rast Description Health and health care are critical issues for autistic individuals and can be highly complex. Autistic people often have multiple physical and mental health concerns, frequently see specialists, and use multiple medications. Unfortunately,...
Apr 7 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Mental Health Priorities and Suicide Prevention: Addressing Needs of Autistic Adults Understanding Warning Signs of Suicide Risk Adapted for Autistic Adults Presented by Teal Benevides and Lisa Morgan Description Autistic adults experience high-rates of co-occurring mental health conditions. The work of Autistic Adults and other Stakeholders Engaged Together (AASET) identified top priorities for research and practice. Among these is addressing...
Apr 15 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
The AASPIRE Healthcare Toolkit: Improving Healthcare for Autistic Adults An introduction to online tools to improve healthcare for autistic adults Presented by Christina Nicolaidis, MD, MPH Description The Academic Autism Spectrum Partnership in Research and Education (AASPIRE) used a community-based participatory research approach to develop a set of online tools meant to improve primary healthcare for adults on the autism...
Sep 16 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Supporting Paraprofessionals to Implement Functional Communication Training to Address Challenging Behavior Practical guidelines for training paraprofessionals Presented by Virginia L. Walker and Megan E. Carpenter Description Paraprofessionals play an important role in assisting educators to support students with autism spectrum disorder, including delivering behavioral supports to those students who engage in persistent challenging behavior. However, paraprofessionals often are inadequately prepared...