Crisis Intervention, Autism, and Developmental Disabilities: Considerations for De-escalation

ADA Audio Conference Webinar Series
Tuesday, June 18, 2024
2:00 PM – 3:30 PM, Eastern Time

Sponsored by Great Lakes ADA Center and ADA National Network (ADANN)
For help, contact Great Lakes ADA Center: 1-877-232-1990 (Voice/TTY) or email

Register for the Zoom Webinar

This webinar will focus on considerations, tools, and strategies for improving communication in the context of crisis de-escalation with individuals with Autism and other Developmental Disabilities. In many crisis situations, however, the responder does not know if the person in crisis has a disability. As such, we will also be discussing the fact that communication challenges are not unique to people with disabilities, and the importance of establishing foundational communication strategies that can reduce miscommunication and frustration in any crisis situation.

Individuals may submit questions for the presenters in advance through the registration process.

This session will have human generated real-time captioning provided.

Continuing Education Credit available: Certificate of Attendance; ACTCP: 1.5 Credits

Susan Kahan, MA, LCPC, Director of Clinical Administration, UIC Department of Disability and Human Development at the University of Illinois Chicago

Registration deadline: Monday, June 17, 2024