Supporting the Mental Health of Autistic Students in the Classroom: A Guided Tour through Available Resources

1 in 36 school-age children have autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Autistic students are much more likely than non-autistic students to experience mental health challenges, including difficulty with emotion regulation, anxiety, and depression 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. In this webinar event, Dr. Katherine Pickard will orient attendees to the resources – reports, infographics, webinar recordings, and more  –  the Southeast MHTTC has developed and disseminated on supporting the mental health of autistic students.


Learning Objectives:

1. Contextualize mental health support for autistic students as an urgent need.

2. Access key resources that support the mental health of autistic students, particularly regarding anxiety, executive functioning, and challenging behaviors.

3. Identify additional resources that explore nuances of how to support the mental health of autistic students including those with and without co-occurring ADHD.

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