Skip to main

Risk Factors, Warning Signs, and Suicide Prevention for Autistic People


Brenna Maddox, PhD & Lisa Morgan, MEd, CAS

Our speakers will be Brenna Maddox, PhD, assistant professor of psychiatry at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and Lisa Morgan, MEd, CAS, self advocate and certified autism specialist. As the implementation scientist at the UNC TEACCH Autism Program, Dr. Maddox's work focuses on improving community services for autistic people across the lifespan. She is particularly interested in engaging autistic individuals and other stakeholders in community-partnered research, preventing suicide and self-harm in people on the autism spectrum, and training and supporting community mental health clinicians to work with this population. Dr. Maddox is also a clinical psychologist with expertise in the assessment and treatment of co-occurring psychiatric conditions in autism, a deputy editor for the journal Autism in Adulthood, and a co-chair of the American Association of Suicidology's Autism and Suicide Committee. Lisa Morgan is a self-advocate and consultant in crisis support and suicide prevention for autistic people. She is founder and co-chair of the Autism and Suicide Committee of the American Association of Suicidology and a community council member of AASET (Autistic Adults and other Stakeholders Engaged Together). Lisa has a master's degree in the Art of Teaching and is a board-certified autism specialist. She is a peer reviewer of the online journal, Autism in Adulthood, feature writer of the online magazine, Spectrum Women, and the author of several books about crisis supports for autistic people. Lisa owns Lisa Morgan Consulting LLC. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. PLEASE REGISTER IN ADVANCE AT THE LINK PROVIDED.


Diversity/Inclusion, Health/Wellness, Panel/Seminar/Colloquium, Webcast