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Crisis Supports for the Autism Community: Starting a Conversation

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opics included in the webinar:

  • Clinical needs of individuals with ASD in crisis
  • Suggestions for system changes
  • Recommendations for effective engagement
  • Discussion

There will be approximately 30 minutes of material and 30 minutes for questions. 

Target Audience: Social Workers, Counselors, Teachers, Mental Health Professionals, Psychologists, First Responders

Learning Objectives:

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

  1. Discuss current goals and aim of the webinar
  2. Understand the short comings of current systems for individuals with ASD in crisis
  3. Discuss certain strategies that can be helpful for working with individuals with ASD
  4. Know the different systems and players involved in care and treatment


Jacquie Wynn, PhD, BCBA-D, is the Director of The Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders (CASD) at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus Ohio. The NCH CASD, founded in 2000, provides the full range of care for children and youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder and their families to more than 1800 families each year.  The CASD grew from the providing early intensive behavioral intervention to young children, to now having an array of programs for ages 2-22 years, including specialized outpatient therapy services to youth with mental health concerns and ASD. Her career has been dedicated to supporting children and adolescents on the autism spectrum, and providing effective care to individuals with ASD in crisis has become a more recent focus.


Lisa Morgan is an autistic adult who is passionate about helping other people on the spectrum through awareness and advocacy.  Lisa is the author of Living Through Suicide Loss with an Autism Spectrum Disorder, ASD, written after her husband of 29 years died by suicide in 2015.  She is a community council Member of ASSET and a feature writer for the online women's magazine, Spectrum Women.


Dr. Carla Stumpf Patton serves as the Director of Suicide Postvention Programs at Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) where she oversees programs and services provided to military families after a suicide loss. As a subject matter expert concerning issues of surrounding grief, trauma, and suicide, she presents on the topic and consults with civilian providers and military leaders in providing effective outreach and clinical care to military personnel, veterans, and military families.  She is trained in suicide first aide through ASIST, as well as Psychological Autopsy Investigations through the American Association for Suicidology.  Dr. Stumpf Patton earned a B.S. in Psychology, a M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and School Guidance Counseling, and a Doctorate of Education in Counseling Psychology where she completed her dissertation research on military families bereaved by suicide. She is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Certified Thanatologist, National Certified Counselor, Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, Florida Qualified Supervisor, and counseling educator in higher academia. She has ten years’ experience working with in the special education field and with those on the autism spectrum in her former role as a Behavioral Health Director in private education.  Dr. Stumpf Patton is the surviving spouse of Gulf War Veteran and Active Duty, Marine Corps Drill Instructor Sgt.Richard Stumpf,  who died by suicide in 1994, several days before their only child was born.

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