Autism

Read: Emergency Department Doctors Call for More Resources to Address Youth Mental Health Crisis

Emergency Department Doctors Call for More Resources to Address Youth Mental Health Crisis

There has been a significant increase in emergency department visits by children and youth experiencing mental and behavioral health emergencies.

Read: Utah District Agrees to Pay $2M to Family of Bullied Student Who Died by Suicide

Utah District Agrees to Pay $2M to Family of Bullied Student Who Died by Suicide

The family alleged their daughter, who was Black, was constantly bullied by her classmates because of her race, disabilities, and her family’s homelessness.

Read: CDC Finds Nearly 9% of U.S. Children Diagnosed with a Developmental Disability

CDC Finds Nearly 9% of U.S. Children Diagnosed with a Developmental Disability

The rate of U.S. children diagnosed with any developmental disability rose from 7.4% in 2019 to 8.56% in 2021.

Read: 9 Common Traits of Autism SROs Should Know to Foster Positive Student Interactions

9 Common Traits of Autism SROs Should Know to Foster Positive Student Interactions

Common characteristics for individuals with autism include lack of eye contact, repetitive actions, and sensory issues, among others.

Read: Creating Emergency Plans for Students with Disabilities

Creating Emergency Plans for Students with Disabilities

School crisis planning is challenging, but particularly so for individuals with disabilities. Here’s how you can start making improvements.

Read: Education Department Issues New Guidance on Discipline for Students with Disabilities

Education Department Issues New Guidance on Discipline for Students with Disabilities

The new guidance was in part influenced by increasing mental health challenges during the pandemic, including among students with disabilities.

Read: Interacting with Autism: A School Resource Officer Approach

Interacting with Autism: A School Resource Officer Approach

School police officers must be able to recognize traits associated with autism, as well as adopt strategies that can foster positive interactions with students with special needs.

Read: The Illinois School Safety Conference Is THIS Tuesday, Oct. 5

The Illinois School Safety Conference Is THIS Tuesday, Oct. 5

The school safety conference is a free, one-day event that will take place on Tuesday, October 5 in Niles, Illinois.

Read: Interacting with Students with Autism: Tips for Law Enforcement and Security Pros

Interacting with Students with Autism: Tips for Law Enforcement and Security Pros

A state-certified instructor and sergeant discusses strategies that foster positive encounters between LEOs and students with autism.

Read: What Campuses Need to Know About Panic Hardware

What Campuses Need to Know About Panic Hardware

Navigating the codes surrounding the use of panic hardware can be a challenge for healthcare facilities, schools and colleges. Here is when it is required, as well as your available options.

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