Wednesday, June 5, 2019 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM EDT
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Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center Rm. 222 
One Partnership Circle
Abingdon, VA 24210

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Nick Fields 

Autism Awareness and Support Strategies for Crisis Responders - 6/5/2019 

This course is designed to provide a basic understanding of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and how the characteristics of ASD may affect behavior and crisis situations. Participants will learn practice research-based strategies and interventions that can be utilized when responding to crisis situation. 

This training focuses solely on de-escalation strategies.  No physical interventions will be discussed.  


  • List the characteristics commonly associated with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
  • Describe and how communication and interactions may be affected by ASD
  • List medical/physical health concerns often seen with developmental disabilities
  • Discuss potential safety risks across the lifespan
  • Discuss effective strategies that can be utilized when supporting people with ASD who may be in a crisis 
  • Compile a list of available local, state, and national resources

This training sponsored by Region III Crisis Response and Child Psychiatry Grant and presented by CA. It is FREE, but you must register. 

**Please note that this is a 1-day workshop on 6/5/2019 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM & you must attend all day to meet the training requirement.** 

**Please note: 

The training is held in Abingdon, VA. It is FREE, but you MUST REGISTER. Click on the link below to register. 

Space in this workshop is limited. If you can not attend please contact Nick Fields at nick.fields@cahumanservices.org to cancel your registration ASAP.

Participants will be provided with all training materials and a certificate of attendance. Please note there will be a lunch break and lunch will be on your own. 

Registration will close on 5/29/2019. Registration is required. Please click the "Register" button below to register for the training.