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SARRC Speaker Series: “Crisis Support and Suicide Prevention for Autistic People”

October 13, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

The Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center (SARRC) Speaker Series features “A Discussion on Suicide Awareness, Education & Prevention Among Autistic Individuals.” In the three-part series, attendees will hear from prominent speakers specializing in crisis support and suicide prevention for autistic people. We invite community members and encourage behavior therapists, educators, and mental health professionals to attend these free, educational presentations. 

Crisis Support and Suicide Prevention for Autistic People:

Autistic people think, communicate, and experience the world differently. Understanding how autistic people can experience suicidality is imperative in providing effective support. Using the latest research findings and autism-specific resources, this presentation provides practical knowledge and insight into identifying and supporting autistic people experiencing a crisis in ways they can understand and embrace.

  • Time: 1-2:30 p.m. (AZ)
  • Presenter: Lisa Morgan, M.Ed., CAS
  • Location: Zoom
  • Audience: BCBAs, BTs, Educators

About the Speaker:

Lisa Morgan is a consultant specializing in crisis support and suicide prevention for autistic people. Lisa is the founder and co-chair of the Autism and Suicide committee at the American Association of Suicidology (AAS) and has developed several autism-specific resources for communicating and supporting autistic people in crisis.  A self-advocate with a passion for strengths-based solutions, Lisa has authored several books, articles, and resources all available on her website, autismcrisissupport.com. She is a community council member of AASET (Autistic Adults and other Stakeholders Engaged Together) a group of autistic adults informing autism research priorities.  Lisa has a master’s degree in the Art of Teaching. She 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 a Master of Social Work degree.

The 2023 Speaker Series is brought to you by SARRC’s Think Autism® program. Learn more about the Think Autism program at autismcenter.org/thinkautism.


October 13, 2023
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm