Autism and Foster Care


Learn about what challenges people with autism face in the foster care system. Persons with autism may react in very unique ways when Child Protective Services (CPS) takes one away from their parents.  Social workers from child protective services must learn new policies in dealing with people with autism. Youths with autism face many unique needs and encounter many dilemmas when they are sent to foster care. This presentation address some strategies for social workers and foster parents to use in assisting and supporting a foster youth who has autism through school and home life.   Learn about creative ways to meet the academic, social, emotional, physical, and other needs of children with autism inside the foster home.  


Length:  1.5 to 2 hours

Suggested Audience:  Current and Perspective Foster Parents / Adopters, Child Protective Services Workers, Social Workers, Family Court Staff.