Research demonstrates that autistic individuals interact with the criminal justice system at high rates. These interactions consequently are risk factors to physical, behavioral, and mental health, as well as the overall wellbeing of autistic individuals. The Global Autism and Criminal Justice Consortium was developed to address this issue and respond to calls from the autism community to prioritize criminal justice concerns. Consortium stakeholders, including autistic self-advocates, researchers, criminal justice system professionals, parents and caregivers of autistic individuals and policymakers revised the Sequential Intercept Model (SIM) for autistic audiences. The SIM details each stage of the criminal justice system as an intercept in order to link together its often-siloed components. The revised model represents a cross-systems model to advance research across disciplines and catalyze opportunities for intervention. This webinar will focus on the development of this model and its utility for galvanizing new, interdisciplinary research and spurring improved health outcomes for autistic individuals.
Presented by AIR-P Health Systems and Services Node Leader Dr. Lindsay Shea, Dylan Cooper, and Amy Blank Wilson.