NASPA 2017 Mental Health Strategies Conference

Building Campus-Wide Understanding of Students with Autism

Saturday, January 21, 9:45 am, Austin, TX

More students come to campus each year with diagnoses of Autism Spectrum Disorder/Asperger’s.  How can we help our campuses be more flexible environments and our colleagues be more knowledgeable advocates to better serve these students?  Too often, it is the counseling center and the disabilities services staff who are charged with “managing” these complex students.  This session will provide guidance to counseling and disabilities staff who want to empower everyone on campus to support these students

Presented By:

Lee Burdette Williams

Lee Burdette Williams

Director of Higher Education Training and Development

Personal website

About the Conference

NASPA is the leading association for the advancement, health, and sustainability of the student affairs profession. It serves a full range of professionals who provide programs, experiences, and services that cultivate student learning and success in concert with the mission of our colleges and universities. Professional development programs at NASPA achieve this through a variety of conferences, workshops, and online learning.

The 2017 NASPA Mental Health Conference is meant to provide training to make student affairs practitioners more capable of addressing college student mental health through a variety of integrative approaches. Conference organizers anticipate that attendees will have the opportunity to:

  • Engage in conversation about innovative and meaningful student mental health interventions
  • Explore the connections between mental health, violence prevention, and substance abuse
  • Compare ideas related to improving access and education to student mental health
  • Evaluate the current landscape of student mental health
  • Understand how to activate resources across campuses to support student mental health

Read more on the 2017 NASPA Region Mental Health Conference here.