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In conjunction with PBI, the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services, the ASERT Collaborative, and Drexel University, Supreme Court Justice Kevin M. Dougherty is bringing the nationally recognized Autism and the Courts Initiative to Pennsylvania attorneys.
Free CLE Credits!
The latest 2023 CDC statistics show that 1 in 36 children, and 1 in 44 adults are currently diagnosedwith autism spectrum disorder (ASD). In Pennsylvania alone the number of autistic individuals receiving services from the state has more than doubled in recent years, and research shows that individuals on the spectrum are almost 7 times more likely to come into contact with the justice system, often with adverse consequences.
This CLE will help Pennsylvania attorneys answer the following questions:
Title: Autism in the Courts
Time: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
CLE credits: 3 substantive CLE credits
10:00 – 10:15 – Opening
10:15 – 11:00 – Autism 101 and the Law
11:00-11:45 – “Fireside Chat” – An Informative Discussion Between a Clinician and Parent of an Autistic Child
11:45 – 12:30 – Lawyer Panel – Intersection of Autism Spectrum Disorder and the Law
12:30 – 12:50 – Question and Answer