Crisis supports for the autism community

Date: 2018
(For resources, this is the publication date. For programs, this is the date posted.)


Type:  Manual
Author:  Morgan, L. with AAS’s Autism and Suicide Committee and Common Ground
Publisher:  American Association of Suicidology (AAS)

This short guide assists crisis workers in identifying and supporting autistic callers/texters who are in crisis, even in cases where a person with autism may not disclose (or be aware of) their diagnosis. It explains the unique differences in communication, thought processes, sensory issues and misunderstandings a crisis worker may encounter while assisting a person on the autism spectrum in crisis.

Populations:  People with Physical Health Problems or Disabilities
Settings:  Crisis Centers/Services
About Suicide:  Behavioral Health Disorders
Planning and Implementing:  New and Social Media
Strategies:  Identify and Assist, Screening and Assessment, Effective Care/Treatment, Safety Planning, Respond to Crisis