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Polyvagal Theory for Autism: Ethical Considerations


Join Dr. Holmes and Jill Jones for an introduction into Polyvagal theory and the Safe and Sound Protocol that stems from PVT. We mentioned Dr. Stephen Porges and Deb Dana. You can find out more about Jill Jones at

Jill Jones, LISW-CP, grew up in a neuro-divergent household and taught in public schools for 14 years
before getting her MSW degree in 2002. Since then, Jill has been a clinical social worker for various
agencies, including lead therapist on the team that developed the autism services at Springbrook Autism Behavioral Health. Jill has been has been serving individuals, families, and groups in private practice at Bay Laurel Center for Psychotherapy in Greenville SC, since 2014, with neurodiversity still being a major practice focus. Jill sponsored and supported autistic adults to develop the Upstate Adult Aspies Meetup social group which now has over 200 members. Over the years, she has also led autism education workshops, study groups, and trainings for therapists, mental health workers, parents, autistic adults, and law enforcement. She is also a Certified Safe and Sound Protocol Provider.

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