The Florida's Center for Child Welfare is hosting a web-based training of interest to volunteer guardians ad litem and staff.
Join them on Tuesday, November 3, 2015 from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM for Serving and Protecting Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Current literature suggests children with disabilities including autism spectrum disorder (ASD) appear to be at increased risk of abuse, neglect and violence in part due to limited community awareness about ASD, difficulties in communication skills and challenging behaviors.
This presentation will illuminate risk factors for abuse and neglect as well as discuss strategies to assist in the investigating abuse involving children and families impacted by ASD. Participants will be able to identify the risk factors for abuse and neglect; develop strategies to assist in investigating abuse involving children and families impacted by ASD; and distinguish between abuse and signs or symptoms of ASD.
The webinar will be presented by Denise Barnes, MA, Center for Autism and Related Disabilities at the University of South Florida and Shelton Gilyard, MSW, Children's Board of Hillsborough County.
The training is free. You can register online to participate.