When Autistic Children Are Aggressive or Self-Injurious: Best Support Practices
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[Image: Upset-looking East Asian child]
Come hear from parents, professionals, and autistic people themselves about best practices for understanding and supporting autistic people during these kinds of crises. There will be a Q&A after the presentations.
- Dr. Clarissa Kripke from UCSF, talking about overlooked medical and health triggers, as well as meltdown support strategies.
- Brent White and Lindsey Anderson from Berkeley's Ala Costa Adult Transition Program, talking about support strategies for outside the home and classroom, as well as autistic insights on self-injurious behaviors and what, as children, they would have wanted their parents to know.
- The panel will be moderated by Shannon Des Roches Rosa of Thinking Person's Guide to Autism, who is the parent of a high-support autistic teen.
- Date: Saturday, January 9th, 8:30 - 12:30
- Time: 8:30am: check-in, light breakfast served
9am: workshop begins
- Location: Support for Families
1663 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
- Parking: On street (metered)
- BART: 16th Street Mission (walk 3 blocks north to 13th)
- Bus/Streetcar: 14 Mission and 49 Van Ness, and Van Ness Metro Station