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Autism Speaks: Managing a Crisis Situation

Challenging Behaviors Tool Kit

Overview

This resource from Autism Speaks provides tips and suggestions for how to support someone who is engaging in challenging or dangerous behavior. It also includes information on what to expect if the individual goes to the emergency room as well as the legal rights of parents and the individual.

Sometimes, people with autism display behaviors that are challenging to understand and address. The Challenging Behaviors Tool Kit will provide you with strategies and resources to address these behaviors and help support you during difficult situations. The kit is broken into  the following sections:

  • Why is Autism Associated with Aggressive and Challenging Behaviors?
  • Why is it Important to Do Something about Challenging Behaviors?
  • Who Can Help? What is this Idea of a Team?
  • What are the Things to Consider?
  • What are the Positive Strategies for Supporting Behavior Implementation?
  • What Might I Need to Know about Managing a Crisis Situation?
  • What are Long Term Solutions and Where Can We Learn More?
  • Challenging Behaviors Glossary

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