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In Legal Terms: Autism in the Justice System

Guest - Claiborne Ferguson, from The Claiborne Ferguson Law Firm https://www.midsouthcriminaldefense.com/


Discussion:

  • 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 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VTNmLt7QX8E


The Mississippi Department of mental health has a webpage that provides information. http://www.dmh.ms.gov/service-options/mental-health/children-and-youth-services/     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 Eventbrite.com There will also be a link on the website for The Claiborne Ferguson Law Firm – that website is midsouthcriminaldefense.com


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