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If you or someone you love is experiencing mental health distress or thoughts of suicide please call or text 988 for support.
Trauma awareness and its impact on quality of life are growing. Trauma comes in many forms and can arise from a broad range of situations or experiences that occur throughout the lifespan. This infographic will help you understand what trauma is, identify triggers that cause trauma-related distress, and consider a variety of strategies available to you in your support of someone with autism who is experiencing behaviors triggered by past trauma. Overcoming past or present trauma can be a difficult process, but many people are able to do so. These individuals can serve as a source of inspiration to those who have yet to overcome their trauma experience.
Trauma is a mental health condition that results from experiences that we feel entirely helpless in, such as a car accident or being sexually abused as a child.
Do you feel a person you support has shared events with you that led to trauma? How is the person expressing this?
Do you know the process for reporting suspected abuse or discrimination against the person you support?
This information was developed by the Autism Services, Education, Resources, and Training Collaborative (ASERT). For more information, please contact ASERT at 877-231-4244 or info@PAautism.org. ASERT is funded by the Bureau of Supports for Autism and Special Populations, PA Department of Human Services.