IMFAR 2017: Mental Health Crises in Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Clinical experience suggests such crises occur frequently among individuals with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Despite the scope and impact of this issue, there is no systematic research on the measurement or management of mental health crises in individuals with ASD.

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  1. Content note: Discussion of mental health issues, including suicide and other self-harm.
  2. [image above: White man talking at a podium, next to a slide with a white background with the title "Measurement Gap" and the bullet points -Few Crisis Measures -None are designed for children, much less those with a developmental disability, -All require clinician administration -Single Reporting and limited psychometric testing.]
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