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Tue, Jan 23



Depression & Suicide Prevention in the Neurodiverse Population

The risk factors for depression & suicide in people with autism can be very different to those in the general population and thus require tailored prevention strategies. Join us as we shine a light on this important topic & consider best how to address suicide prevention for this community.

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Depression & Suicide Prevention in the Neurodiverse Population
Depression & Suicide Prevention in the Neurodiverse Population

Time & Location

Jan 23, 2024, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM



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Meeting ID: 632 347 2154

Sethany Griffin as a citizen member of the Massachusetts Developmental Disabilities Council.Along with holding an associate degree in Health Care Management and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology from the University of Phoenix; Ms. Griffin works as the Director of Family Supports for a Boston-based non-profit and oversees both a metro-based family support center and a regionally based autism support center that together serve over 1000 families. With over 35 years of experience and a history of both personal and legislative advocacy; Sethany wants to help impact the ever-changing landscape of disability services and supports. Sethany and Dana are parents to DJ, 22 and Karl, 20. The Griffin family have always been strong advocates for the ID/DD community.  Sethany’s youngest son lives with Autism, Intellectual Delay and Schizoaffective Disorder.  She and her 22-year-old son DJ are co-guardians for Karl and have advocated vigorously to ensure that his voice is heard.  This is their motivator and the center of conversations as Karl encounters new situations on his life’s journey.  As both a human services professional and a mother, Ms. Griffin has worked without pause to ensure that people are not overlooked, neglected, or marginalized.  She was able to witness the power of organized advocacy through her work on Nicky’s Law, one of her proudest personal  and professional accomplishments.

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