Spring 2024 CARE Expert Speaker Series

Crisis Supports and Suicide Prevention for Autistic People

Lisa Morgan, Autism Crisis Support Consultant

  • When: Tuesday March 26, 2024 6:30-8 p.m. EST
  • Where: Virtual via Zoom (link available after registration).
  • Cost: Free!!

Register for Crisis Supports and Suicide Prevention for Autistic People

Lisa Morgan.

Lisa Morgan

Research has shown suicide to be a leading cause of death for autistic people. This presentation will cover the warning signs, unique risk factors, statistics of suicide, and how to be culturally aware in working with autistic people. Autistic people think, communicate, and experience the world differently than non-autistic people. The presentation will describe five autism-specific resources to use in supporting autistic people around suicide prevention and crisis support.

Learning Objectives

At the end of the training, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the most researched and supported unique risk factors of suicide for autistic people.
  • Explain how to communicate and support autistic people in crisis.
  • Apply the autism specific resources to support autistic people in crisis.

About Lisa Morgan

Lisa Morgan is a trauma-informed consultant specializing in crisis supports and suicide prevention for autistic people. Lisa is founder and co-chair of the Autism and Suicide Prevention Workgroup and has led the development of several autism specific resources for communicating and supporting autistic people in crisis. An autistic self-advocate with a passion for strengths-based solutions, Lisa has authored several books, articles, and resources all available on her Autism Crisis Support website.

She is a community council member of AASET (Autistic Adults and other Stakeholders Engaged Together). Lisa has a master’s degree in the Art of Teaching, is a Certified Autism Specialist, a peer reviewer of the online journal, Autism in Adulthood, and owner of Lisa Morgan Consulting LLC. She is currently pursuing her Master of Social Work degree. Read Lisa's bio. on the Autism Crisis Support website.

Please feel free to contact Ashleigh Hillier by email: ashleigh_hillier@uml.edu with any questions.

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