In Legal Terms


In Legal Terms: Autism in the Justice System

Guest - Claiborne Ferguson, from The Claiborne Ferguson Law Firm


  • families who have children on the Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • needs for juvenile defendants
  • change in dealing with mental illness
  • training court personnel to recognize mental illness
  • special resources attorneys need

The animation that was used in the Heider and Simmel study

The Mississippi Department of mental health has a webpage that provides information.     For more information about services or if you or a loved one needs help, call the Mississippi Department of Mental Health Helpline at 1-877-210-8513. Staff are available to provide help around the clock

On MPB each Tuesday at 11am is Southern Remedy: Relatively Speaking with Dr. Susan Buttross author of Understanding Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder part of the Understanding Health And Sickness Series from the University Press of Mississippi

Our guest and his law firm are conducting a free legal seminar is called "Autism in the Justice System". It will be held August 4th at 2pm. Due to COVID-19, it will be a webinar on Zoom. Anyone can register at There will also be a link on the website for The Claiborne Ferguson Law Firm – that website is

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