Trauma and Youth with Autism

It can be challenging to identify trauma in autistic youth.  Created in collaboration with Trauma Matters Delaware, this resource guide discusses the assessment of trauma in youth including autism-specific TF-CBT resources.

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Parent/Caregiver Training

Parent/Caregiver training programs describe a wide range of interventions, including care coordination, psychoeducation, language or social development treatments, and strategies designed to address maladaptive behaviors. These manualized programs emphasize a caregiver’s role as the agent of change using time-limited, evidence-based approaches. Parent/Caregiver training models use step-by-step techniques to improve behaviors during daily routines such as video clips, discussion activities, role-play, and homework assignments

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Creative CBT: Adapting Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Autism

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is an evidence-based psychotherapy that can help youth manage anxiety by changing the way they think and behave. The treatment helps youth recognize and understand how their behaviors, thoughts, and emotions affect each other.