Child Victims with Disabilities ASD: Overview and Strategies

This guide from Northeast Regional Children's Advocacy Center (NRCAC) provides an in-depth overview and strategies for working with child victims with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). It emphasizes the importance of understanding ASD’s impact on communication and social interaction, which can be significantly affected from a young age. The guide outlines common characteristics of children with ASD, such as expressive and referential communication deficits, and offers practical advice for interviewing and interacting with these children. It also highlights the necessity of asking specific questions to trusted caregivers to accommodate the child’s needs and ensure effective communication. Additionally, the document advises against making assumptions about the child’s intellectual abilities or interpreting behaviors as deceptive based on ASD-related characteristics.

Child Victims with Disabilities ASD: Overview and Strategies
File Type: pdf
Categories: Special Topics
Tags: Guide
Author: Northeast Regional Children's Advocacy Center
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