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Resources

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Warning Signs of Suicide for Autistic People

This resource contains a proposed set of warning signs of suicide for autistic people. It was developed by an international team of subject matter experts, including researchers, clinicians, and autistic people with lived experience.

Disclaimer: This resource is to expand the knowledge of supporting autistic people in suicidal crisis, it is not to replace the warning signs of suicide for the general public.

This resource can be used as a guide in supporting autistic adults who are experiencing suicidal thoughts and behaviors. There are 10 proposed warning signs for autistic adults, scenarios to explain the warning signs, and research findings. There is a one-page pull-out to use in real-time.

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Reasons for Living Resource

A resource developed to support autistic adults in writing a list of reasons to live to cope with suicidal ideation and / or a suicidal crisis.

This resource can be used as a guide in writing a list of reasons to live. The list can be written by an autistic adult with or without support. The resource explains how to use the list, how it can be supportive to have a list of reasons to live, and suggestions on when to use it.

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Crisis Toolkit

A resource developed to aide crisis center workers in identifying and supporting autistic callers/ texters who are in crisis. 

The resource has successfully been used by other professionals as well, such as first responders, mental health providers, and staff working with autistic adults in group homes.  The toolkit is helpful for anyone with an autistic person in their life.

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Considerations of Warning Signs Resource

This resource takes the warning signs of suicide for the general public and amends them for the autism community. 

There are considerations to be taken into account when assessing autistic people and unique risk factors explained in detail.

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Books

This section contains the books written and/or co-authored by Lisa Morgan.  

The books are all written for autistic adults and their support people.

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Articles

Read the articles written for the online magazine Spectrum Women.  There are featured articles, as well as the column “Life Through the Lens of Autism”.

New articles added each month.

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Webinars

The Autism and Suicide Committee of the American Association of Suicidology developed the first resources in crisis supports for autistic people.

The webinars are about crisis supports and are hosted on the American Association of Suicidology for a minimal cost.

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Podcasts

Podcasts Lisa was invited as a guest to talk about autism and suicide, as well as suicide prevention and trauma.

Lisa also shares her story throughout the podcasts.

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AASET Engagement Guide

A resource for researchers and others to help understand and implement respectful collaboration with the autistic adult(s) working with them.  

Developed by the AASET (Autistic Adults and Other Stakeholders Engaged Together)  Community Council

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