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Autism Awareness and Support Strategies for Crisis Responders (Glade Springs)

November 29, 2018 @ 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM


This course is designed to provide a basic understanding of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and how the characteristics of ASD may affect behavior and crisis situations. Participants will learn practice research-based strategies and interventions that can be utilized when responding to crisis situation. This training focuses solely on de-escalation strategies. No physical interventions will be discussed.


  • List the characteristics commonly associated with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
  • Describe and how communication and interactions may be affected by ASD
  • List medical/physical health concerns often seen with developmental disabilities
  • Discuss potential safety risks across the lifespan
  • Discuss effective strategies that can be utilized when supporting people with ASD who may be in a crisis
  • Compile a list of available local, state, and national resources

Location: Glade Spring Library-305 North Glade St. Glade Spring, VA 24340

Dates & Time: 11/29/18 (snow day 12/6/18) 10am-5pm

Cost: Free: This training is sponsored by Region III Crisis Response and Child Psychiatry Grant and presented by CA.

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November 29, 2018
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Glade Spring Library
305 North Glade Street
Glade Spring, VA 24340 United States
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