Suffering in Silence: Suicidality in Neurodiverse Communities of Color
This webinar, coordinated by researchers, self-advocates, parents, and clinical experts in autism, crisis support, and suicide, will blend learned and lived expertise, cultural considerations, and neurodiversity to examine suicidality through an intersectional lens.
Nurse, Nurse Practitioner, Physician, Physician Assistant, Psychologist, Social Worker
After attending this round table webinar, participants will:
1) Appreciate the state of the science and lived experiences of suicidality in autistic people of color
2) Think critically about how being neurodiverse and twice marginalized (for example, both autistic and Black) may impact the development and recognition of suicidality
3) Identify areas of need to improve understanding of and support for suicidality in autistic people of color
4) Be able to identify some resources to support autistic people experiencing suicidality
Shanter Alexander, PhD, Asst. Professor of School Psychology, Human Dev. & Psychoeducational Studies, School of Education, Howard University
Morénike Giwa Onaiwu, PhD, Foundations for Divergent Minds
Camille Proctor, The Color of Autism
Carla Mazefsky, PhD, Professor of Psychiatry, Psychology, and Clinical and Translational Science, School of Medicine, Director of the Regulation of Emotion in Autistic Adults, Children, and Teens (REAACT) Program; University of Pittsburgh
Lisa Morgan, MEd, Lisa Morgan Consulting, LLC,
David Brent, MD, Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry, Pediatrics, Epidemiology, and Clinical and Translational Science and Endowed Chair in Suicide Studies, School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh
Finn Gardiner, MPP, Autistic People of Color Fund
Tenisha Jones, Master of Education: Educational Leadership & Policy, Doctoral Student, Howard University, School of Education
Kayla Rodriguez, Autistic Women & Nonbinary Network
Conflict of Interest Disclosure
No planners, members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, content reviewers and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships to disclose.
Accreditation and Credit Designation Statements:
In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 1.5 contact hours.
The University of Pittsburgh designates this [replace with applicable format live activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Continuing Education (CE) credits for psychologists are provided through the co-sponsorship of the American Psychological Association (APA) Office of Continuing Education in Psychology (CEP). The APA CEP Office maintains responsibility for the content of the programs.
This activity is approved for 1.5APA credits.
As a Jointly Accredited Organization, the University of Pittsburgh is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. Regulatory boards are the final authority on courses accepted for continuing education credit. Social workers completing this course receive 1.5 ASWB continuing education credits.
Physician Assistant (AAPA)
The University of Pittsburgh has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 1.5 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.
Other Healthcare Professionals:
Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity.
- 1.50 AAPA Category I CME
- 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
- 1.50 ANCCUPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
- 1.50 APA
- 1.50 ASWB
- 1.50 Attendance
Date: Friday, April 28th, 12-1:30 pm EST
This event is free but pre-registration is required. Click on this link to register for free: https://hipaa-pitt.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_fu21e8qTTuS03gcfQ9lTYQ