Arc examines legal system and autism
HERKIMER — Parents and people who work in health and law enforcement can learn how autism and other neurodevelopment disorders can affect people in criminal justice and legal proceedings at a workshop planned by Arc Herkimer for Oct. 5.
Nancy Musarra, a cinical psychologist and author, will lead the workshop from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Herkimer College, 100 Reservoir Road in Herkimer.
The event is free and pen to the public.
Arc Herkimer asks that participants register at www.archerkimer or by phone at 315-574-7780 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Case examples and group participation will introduce tactics that can help when encountering someone who is hallucinating, naked, hesitating, in crisis or stemming, the term for spinning, rocking, hand-flapping or repeating words that some people with autism engage in to calm themselves.
Musarra is the author of “The New Normal: 7 Things to Know as You Care for & Love a Child with Special Needs.”