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About Lisa Morgan

CERTIFIED AUTISM SPECIALIST

Consultant / Speaker / Professional Trainer
 

A certified autism specialist and advocate of the autism community with regards to crisis supports, suicide prevention, and postvention. 

 

Founder and co-chair of the Autism and Suicide committee of the American Association of Suicidology and author of ‘Crisis Supports for the Autism Community' – a toolkit. 

 

A subject matter expert as an autistic adult with lived-experience in the field of suicidology: as a suicide loss survivor, co-researcher, teacher/trainer, and speaker.

EDUCATION

 

BCBA Behavioral Analysis Graduate Certificate – High Honors

Florida Institute of Technology | Melbourne, FL. US

04/2011 – 03/2013

Master of Education in the Art of Teaching – Summa Cum Laude

University of New Hampshire | Durham, NH. US

01/2005 – 06/2007

Bachelor of Science in Computer Science –

Cum Laude

Fitchburg State University | Fitchburg, MA. US

09/1984 – 06/1986

CERTIFICATIONS

 

Certified Autism Specialist
IBCCES CAS186607 exp.12/29/21

CALM – Counseling on Access to Lethal Means
SPRC (Suicide Prevention Resource Center)

PUBLICATIONS

 

Living with PTSD on the Autism Spectrum – Insightful Analysis and Practical Applications.

Published by JKP - September 16, 2020

Spectrum Women – Autism and Parenting 

Published by JKP August 21, 2020

Crisis Supports for the Autism Community - A toolkit written in collaboration with the Autism and Suicide committee of the American Association of Suicidology and Common Ground Crisis Center

09/09/2020

Living Through Suicide Loss with an Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) – An Insider Guide for Individuals, Family, Friends, and Professional Responders
Published by JKP (2016)

Autism and Suicide – Reducing the Risk
Article published in The New Social Worker online magazine (2018)

Autism Spectrum Disorders – Suicide Risk Factors and Warning Signs
Article published in the New Social Worker online magazine (2019)

Autism Research as Validation of Lived Experience

 Insight article published in Autism in Adulthood Journal, Mary Liebert, Inc. Publishers (2020)

TRAININGS

 

NAMI NH
In Our Own Voices Speaker

NAMI Maine
Support Group Facilitator Training

NAMI Maine
Gatekeeper Training

CALM – Counseling on Access to Lethal Means
SPRC (Suicide Prevention Resource Center)

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

 

American Association of Suicidology 

(2019-2020)
Member 

INSAR – International Society for Autism Research (2019-2020)
Member 

NAMI ME (2017-2019)
Member 

NAMI NH (2017-2019)
Member 

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

 

Teacher of English – online | Mr. English, New York, NY
03/2015 – 08/2015

  • Taught conversational English to the people of Brazil

  • Corrected grammar, usage, and mechanics of writing

  • Presented materials to practice pronunciation, content, and flow of speaking in English

Special Education Teacher GAP School | Sarasota, FL
10/2010 – 1/2016

  • Taught reading and writing to students with different abilities in grades K-12

  • Designed and implemented a school-wide positive behavioral support system

  • Served on the Board of Directors as the staff liaison

Imagine School at Lakewood Ranch Teacher | Lakewood Ranch, Bradenton, FL
08/2009 – 08/2010

  • Taught K-3 math/science using hands-on project based lesson plans

  • Designed and taught professional development classes on differentiating instruction

  • Aided administration in designing marketing materials, staff scheduling, and website manager

Jesse Remington Jr/High School Teacher | Candia, NH
09/2004 – 06/2007

  • Jr/Sr High School math teacher for grades 7-10

  • Co-coach of Odyssey of the Mind competition

  • Staff member of the board of directors

Speaking Engagements

Trainings, Webinars, Conferences, Keynote

Embedding Equity into 988 Summit: Keynote Speaker

Speaker

Milestones Autism Conference 2022 - Warning Signs of Suicide for Autistic People: A New Resource

Presenter

Suicide Research Symposium - Warning Signs of Suicide for Autistic People Resource

Presenter

 

Philadelphia Autism Project - A.J. Drexel Autism Institute - Crisis Supports for Autistic people

Presenter / Consultant

 

Texas Health and Human Services - Suicide Prevention for Autistic People

Trainer

Community Behavioral Health Philadelphia - Crisis Supports for Autistic People

Speaker

CAHOOTS (Crisis Assistance Helping Out On the Streets) - Crisis Supports for Autistic People

Trainer

Duke University Center for Autism 2022 Speaker Series - Risk Factors, Warning Signs, and Suicide Prevention for Autistic People

Presenter

Autism Society of Maine Webinar - Exploring the Autism Diagnosis: The Forgotten Generation 

Presenter

 

ADEC (Association for Death Education and Counseling) 2022 Conference - AutismandGrief.org - a new resource for bereaved autistic adults and their support network

Presenter

 

Autism Society of Maine - Autism and Suicide Webinar

Presenter

RAAC 2022 Spring Safety Series - Regional Autism Advisory Council - Professionals & Family / Caregivers Training

Trainer

UK Autism Crisis Support Workshop

Presenter

Hospice Foundation of America - CE Program on Autism and Grieving

Presenter

TEDx Emory - Unintentionally Harmed by Well-meaning People

Speaker

AOTA INSPIRE 2022 - Addressing Mental Health Needs of Autistic Adults: Suicide Prevention, Crisis Response, and OT's Role

Presenter

 

State Suicide Prevention Training - Austin, Texas Communicating and Supporting Autistic People in Crisis

Trainer

AAS21 Preconference workshop – Suicide Prevention for Autistic Individuals: Recognizing Warning Signs and Implementing a Tailored Safety Plan Workshop

Speaker

AAS21 Conference – Suicide Prevention Through More Appropriate Treatment of Co-occurring Autism and PTSD

Presenter

ECHO Autism 2021 Symposium – Preventing Suicide in People with Autism: Risk Factors, Warning Signs, and Interventions

Presenter

International Society of Autism Research (INSAR) Annual Meeting 2021 – Novel Findings to Inform Suicide Prevention for Autistic Individuals Panel

Speaker

Organization for Autism Research (OAR) 2021 conference Workshop

Milestones Autism Conference 2021 – Autism and PTSD

Presenter

AAS18 Conference : Starting a Conversation about Autism Resources
Panel

Speaker

NAMI In Our Own Voices 2019

Presenter

AAS19 Conference – Suicide and Autism
Thought Leader Speech

Workshop AAS19 Conference
Autism Resources for Crisis Centers

Workshop AAS19 Conference
Warning Signs in Autistic People

Milestones Autism Conference 2018 : Starting a Conversation About Autism Resources
Workshop 

Risks of Suicide in Foster/Adopted Children – Raymond, NH 2018
Training 

VOLUNTEER

 

Autism and Suicide Committee of AAS (American Association of Suicidology)
Co-Chair

AASET (Autistic Adults and Stakeholders Engaged Together)
Community Council Member

Spectrum Women Magazine
Editor 

 

Spectrum Women Magazine – Life Through the Lens of Autism
Columnist 

Wreaths Across America – Sarasota, FL

AFSP – Out of the Darkness Walks – FL & M

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