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AUCD: Concurrent Sessions: Group 2: Trauma Assessment in Diagnostic Evaluations of Children with Autism & Transforming Bullying Trauma via the Expressive Arts


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Kaitlyn Ahlers, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow
Center on Human Development & Disability, UCEDD/LEND


Given research that children with autism are at a heightened risk for trauma exposure and related sequelae, study results exploring factors that affect the use of trauma assessment during diagnostic evaluations will be presented. This is followed by an experiential presentation focused on transforming the trauma of the bullying cycle through the inclusive power of the arts. Integrating multiple art forms gives participants transformative tools to help lead change together.

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