Crisis supports for the autism community


(For resources, this is the publication date. For programs, this is the date posted.)


Morgan, L. with AAS’s Autism and Suicide Committee and Common Ground
American Association of Suicidology (AAS)

This short guide assists crisis workers in identifying and supporting autistic callers/texters who are in crisis, even in cases where a person with autism may not disclose (or be aware of) their diagnosis. It explains the unique differences in communication, thought processes, sensory issues and misunderstandings a crisis worker may encounter while assisting a person on the autism spectrum in crisis.