AWARE

Dr. Curtiss was invited by the Autism Alliance of Michigan to give a workshop on sexual abuse identification, response, risk reduction, and prevention. The workshop covered how to: Identify the various forms of sexual abuse Respond to a sexual abuse crisis Identify multiple prevention strategies Understand how to best support prevention efforts

The Nature of Family meals: A New Vision of Families of Children with Autism Published in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders

Families with children on the autism spectrum are often viewed in terms of their deficits rather than their strengths. Family meals are portrayed as sources of stress and struggle for parents and children. In this study, we take a resilience perspective to challenge underlying assumptions and get a more accurate picture of the nature ofContinue reading “The Nature of Family meals: A New Vision of Families of Children with Autism Published in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders”

The 21st Show

The need for residential group homes for people with disabilities is rising- but there’s a shortage of caregivers in Illinois. The The 21st Show covered this important topic and included Dr. Curtiss in the discussion. Listen to the episode here [https://will.illinois.edu/21stshow/program/caregiver-shortage-for-people-with-disabilities-unwelcome-pregnancy-co].