Workshop: That Which We Do Not Know, Autism and Threat

July 27, 2022 | 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Pacific
$225 Registration
Early Registration $200 (through June 27th)
The live professional training program on That Which We Do Not Know: Autism and Threat is presented by Stephanie Leite, PhD.
What are we scared of? We are scared of the unknown, of things that are different, of things we do not understand. So it is, autistic people are often the focus of threat assessment investigations. To the neurotypical eye, autistic behavior can be unsettling, and unsettling behavior can seem dangerous. Dr. Leite is a psychologist who specializes in threat assessment and management. She has had a disproportionate number of referrals that include individuals who are socially different than others, who have been diagnosed with autism, and who make others uneasy.
Diving into the topic, Dr. Leite will cover general information on ASD and crime, carefully explain the difference between ASD and psychopathic behavior, and use research to identify factors that create greater and less risk in the population. Participants will review the Sandy Hook Advisory Commission’s report, applying new knowledge to the report. The training will conclude with a tabletop exercise utilizing breakout rooms for an interactive and boisterous finale.