When: February 7, 2024 – 12:00pm Eastern
One in thirty-six (1 in 36) school-age children are autistic. Students with autism are much more likely than non-autistic students to experience mental health challenges, including difficulty with emotion regulation and anxiety that may be exacerbated by experiences of bullying, victimization, and segregation within schools. There is an urgent need to support the mental and behavioral health of autistic students. The purpose of this two-part webinar series is to provide overviews of how to identify and support anxiety in students with autism and to apply these strategies within case studies.
This first webinar will be devoted to identifying anxiety and other mental health challenges in students with autism. By the end of the webinar, participants will be able to:
- Identify anxiety and signs of other mental health challenges in students with autism.
- Describe risk factors for students with autism to develop anxiety and other mental health challenges.
- Identify anxiety signs within two case examples of an autistic student.