About Lisa Morgan

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Certified Autism Specialist at Lisa Morgan Consulting LLC

Certified Autism Specialist

A certified autism specialist and advocate of the autism community with regards to crisis supports, suicide prevention, and postvention.  A co-chair of the Autism and Suicide committee of the American Association of Suicidology and author of ‘Crisis Supports for the Autism Community – a toolkit.  A subject matter expert as an autistic adult with valuable lived-experience in the field of suicidiology: as a suicide loss survivor, co-researcher, teacher/trainer, and speaker.

Education

Florida Institute of Technology | Melbourne, FL.  US
004/2011 – 03/2013
BCBA Behavioral Analysis Graduate Certificate – High Honors

University of New Hampshire | Durham, NH. US
01/2005 – 06/2007
Master of Education in the Art of Teaching – Summa Cum Laude

Fitchburg State University | Fitchburg, MA. US
09/1984 – 06/1986
Bachelor of Science in Computer Science – Cum Laude

 

Publications

Living with PTSD on the Autism Spectrum – A shared journey towards understanding. Published by JKP (2020)
September 16, 2020

Spectrum Women – Autism and ParentingPublished by JKP (2020)
August 21, 2020

Crisis Supports for the Autism Community
A Toolkit  written in collaboration with the Autism and Suicide committee of the American Association of Suicidology and Common Ground Crisis Center

Living Through Suicide Loss with an Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD)An Insider Guide for Individuals, Family, Friends, and Professional Responders
Published by JKP (2016)

Autism and Suicide – Reducing the Risk
Article published in The New Social Worker online magazine (2018)

Autism Spectrum Disorders – Suicide Risk Factors and Warning Signs
Article published in the New Social Worker online magazine (2019)

Autism Research as Validation of Lived Experience Insight article published in Autism in Adulthood Journal, Mary Liebert, Inc. Publishers (2020)

ARTICLES from Spectrum Women online Magazine

Living with Suicide Ideation
12/03/2018

Just How Hard Can Easy Be?
06/02/2018

Oh! The Meaning of the Meaning of Words!
05/08/2018

The Best Version of Me
03/11/2018

Playing By the Rules
10/17/2017

Thinking the Autism Way
09/08/2017

Living Through Suicide Loss
03/02/2017

 

COLUMN – Spectrum Women Column – Life Through The Lens of Autism

Imposter Syndrome 03/08/2021

Unmet Needs During the Pandemic
04/11/2020

Today
03/21/2020

The Carnival 
03/07/2020

I Didn’t Know Back Then
02/03/2020

The Power of Acceptance
12/22/2019

Overcoming PTSD with ASD
12/01/2019

Fictional Reality
10/09/2019

A Silver Lining
09/09/2019

Defining Success
08/10/2019

Laughter Means Something was Funny
06/29/2019

Condition? What Condition?
05/28/2019

The Growing Pains of a Comfort Zone
05/11/2019

Can All People be: ‘a Little Autistic’?
04/09/2019

Anxiety and Alexithymia
 03/10/2019

What Masking is Not…
02/06/2019

Lost – With a Map
01/06/2019

 

Certifications

Certified Autism Specialist
IBCCES CAS186607 exp.12/29/21

CALM – Counseling on Access to Lethal Means
SPRC (Suicide Prevention Resource Center)

 

Trainings

NAMI NH
In Our Own Voices Speaker

NAMI Maine
Support Group Facilitator Training

NAMI Maine
Gatekeeper Training

CALM – Counseling on Access to Lethal Means
SPRC (Suicide Prevention Resource Center)

 

Speaker

AAS21 Preconference workshop – Suicide Prevention for Autistic Individuals: Recognizing Warning Signs and Implementing a Tailored Safety Plan Workshop Speaker

AAS21 Conference – Suicide Prevention Through More Appropriate Treatment of Co-occurring Autism and PTSD Presenter

ECHO Autism 2021 Symposium – Preventing Suicide in People with Autism: Risk Factors, Warning Signs, and Interventions Presenter

International Society of Autism Research (INSAR) Annual Meeting 2021 – Novel Findings to Inform Suicide Prevention for Autistic Individuals Panel Speaker

Organization for Autism Research (OAR) 2021 conference Workshop

Milestones Autism Conference 2021 – Autism and PTSD Presenter

AAS18 Conference : Starting a Conversation about Autism Resources
Panel Speaker

NAMI In Our Own Voices 2019 Presenter

AAS19 Conference – Suicide and Autism
Thought Leader Speech

Workshop AAS19 Conference
Autism Resources for Crisis Centers

Workshop AAS19 Conference
Warning Signs in Autistic People

Milestones Autism Conference 2018 : Starting a Conversation About Autism Resources
Workshop 

Risks of Suicide in Foster/Adopted Children – Raymond, NH 2018
Training 

 

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

American Association of Suicidology  (2019-2020)
Member 

INSAR – International Society for Autism Research (2019-2020)
Member 

NAMI ME (2017-2019)
Member 

NAMI NH (2017-2019)
Member 

 

Employment History

Teacher of English – online | Mr. English, New York, NY
03/2015 – 08/2015

  • Taught conversational English to the people of Brazil
  • Corrected grammar, usage, and mechanics of writing
  • Presented materials to practice pronunciation, content, and flow of speaking in English

Special Education Teacher GAP School | Sarasota, FL
10/2010 – 1/2016

  • Taught reading and writing to students with special needs in grades K-12
  • Designed and implemented a school-wide postive behavioral support system
  • Served on the Board of Directors as the staff liason

Imagine School at Lakewood Ranch Teacher | Lakewood Ranch, Bradenton, FL
08/2009 – 08/2010

  • Taught K-3 math/science using hands-on project based lesson plans
  • Designed and taught professional developent classes on differentiating instruction
  • Aided administration in designing marketing materials, staff scheduling, and website manager

Jesse Remington Jr/High School Teaher | Candia, NH
09/2004 – 06/2007

  • Jr/High school math teacher for grades 7-10
  • Co-coach of Odyssey of the Mind competition
  • Staff member of the board of directors

 

volunteer

Autism and Suicide Committee of AAS (American Association of Suicidology)
Co-Chair

AASET (Autistic Adults and Stakeholders Engaged Together)
Community Council Member

Spectrum Women Magazine
Editor 

Spectrum Women Magazine – Life Through the Lens of Autism
Columnist 

Spectrum Women Magazine – Life Through the Lens of Autism
Columnist 

Wreaths Across America – Sarasota, FL

AFSP – Out of the Darkness Walks – FL & ME