17th International Conference on

Offenders with a Intellectual and/or Developmental Disability

11 & 12 April 2018

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An ounce of prevention:  

Using  inclusive teen social skills groups to prevent and minimise the risk of sexual offending and reoffending 

Workshop on Tuesday 10 April 2018, 10.00 am - 4.00 pm

This exciting  workshop will be taking an in-depth look at a variety of aspects of sexual offending by autistic teenagers. It will feature presentations from two international experts in this field, as well as group discussions and networking.

What the workshop will cover

  • The definition of sex offenders looking at traditional definitions versus what people with autism do, as well as examining why the rules and assumptions around these criminal offences may not be applicable to people on the spectrum.
  • Video modeling – can viewing inappropriate video content lead people with autism to model behavior that could lead them into problems?
  • Referral bias
  • Child pornography – possible gateways and case studies
  • Sex education curriculums with particular focus on:
    • what’s available
    • what needs to be developed
    • critical components. 

Workshop presenters

The workshop will be given by a team of experts including:
  • Dr Laurie Sperry: Laurie is Assistant Clinical Professor at the Yale School of Medicine, specialising in Criminal Justice Policy and ASD.
  • Dr Eileen T Crehan: Eileen is Associate Clinical Director and Clinical Psychology Postdoctoral Fellow at the AARTS Center  

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