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Suicide Screening and Prevention in the Autism Community: New Developments, New Perspectives

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Wednesday, October 19, 2016
11:30 p.m - 1:00 p.m
Location: Webinar

An expanding body of research into suicidality and autism documents that individuals with ASD are at a significantly increased risk of suicide. Furthermore, traditional screening tools and mental health interventions have limited use in working with individuals with ASD. This webinar will begin with an understanding of the issue from the perspective of the autistic self-advocacy community, exploring the challenges to screening and prevention within the mental health service system as it is today. We will also review the epidemiological background of suicide as a national and international public health crisis and what we know about how it impacts the ASD/ID population. We will hear about a NIMH study underway aimed at developing a suicide risk screening tool for youth and adults with ASD/ID/DD. Finally, we will review specific interventions to address suicidality in autistic children and adults followed by strategies for promoting positive mental health for individuals with ASD who are at risk.

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The Review of Disability Studies: An International Journal

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Journal of Disability Policy Studies

Canadian Journal of Disability Studies

Critical Disability Discourse

Disability & Society

Journal of Literary and Cultural Disability Studies


Listservs, Blogs, and Other Social Media

Society for Disability Studies (SDS) Listservs
Listservs maintained by the Society for Disability Studies (membership required)

Disability Studies in the Humanities Listserv
Active Disability Studies and Humanities listserv maintained at University of Maryland

Disability Studies, Temple University Blog
Cool stuff in the world of geography, disability studies, and educational leadership.

Based at Temple University in Philadelphia, with contributors from coast to coast - a "portal to the disability blog world".

Disability Studies Listserv UK
Disability-Research discussion list managed by the Centre for Disability Studies at the University of Leeds

Teaching Disability Studies Facebook Group
"A place to exchange ideas broadly about teaching disability studies, as well as teaching about disability in non-DS classes"


Disability History Collections

Disability History Museum
Virtual library and education programs

Disability Rights and Independent Living Movement
An introduction, oral histories, and other resources from UC Berkeley

Museum of disABILITY History
Virtual museum, educational materials, and exhibit information from People Inc

Parallels in Time: A History of Developmental Disabilities
Text and images about developmental disability from ancient times to the self-advocacy movement

Parallels in Time II: 1950-2005
Video clips, documents, and more from the Minnesota Governors’ Council on Developmental


Guides and Other Materials

Disability Rhetoric
Link to list of disability themed special journal issues and other teaching materials

Disability Law Research Guides and Resources
Information about law, policy, and jobs in the field of disability law compiled by faculty, students, and staff at Syracuse Law

The Disability Archive UK
Archive of seminal writings of disability studies scholars from the UK maintained by Centre for Disability Studies at University of Leeds

AUCD 2007 Pre-Conference Workshop on Developing Programs in Disability Studies
Agenda and Power Points from multiple sessions



Disability Studies Program Information

Disability Studies Programs within AUCD Network
Degree and certificate programs at University Centers within the AUCD network.

Academic Programs in Disability Studies in North America
List of programs compiled by Syracuse University

Society for Disability Studies (SDS) 2004 Guidelines for Disability Studies Programs
Guidelines for emerging programs in Disability Studies established by SDS Board (.doc format)