Archive for 2015

Autism 200 Series 2015 Line Up

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This month kicks off a brand new line up of Autism 200 Series lectures for 2015. This month’s lecture will be held Thursday, January 15, 2015, at Seattle Children’s Hospital in Wright Auditorium from 7 to 8:30 p.m.. These classes are designed for parents, teachers and caregivers. The topics associated with the majority of classes are applicable to all age ranges and for a wide variety of children diagnosed with autism.

Join clinical psychologist, Raphael Bernier and speech pathologist, Jim Mancini, from the Seattle Children’s Autism Center for our annual “State of Autism in 2015” presentation. They will discuss: advances in research from genetics to broccoli sprouts; changes to statewide systems including DDA, updates on ABA and neurodevelopmental therapy coverage and trends affecting the statewide education; and how has autism spectrum disorder been covered in the Read full post »

Pacific Science Center’s Autism Early Open is Back

Pacific Science CenterThe Pacific Science Center is proud to present ‘Exploration for All: Autism Early Open‘ this Saturday, from 8-10 am, for all families affected by autism. Family and friends are invited to explore the Pacific Science Center during a special free morning visit, before the center is open to the public. It is a chance to view the exhibits without heavy crowds and with softened noise and visual stimulation levels wherever possible. 

This Saturday will be the first of many early open events at the Pacific Science Center for the autism community this year. With a generous grant from Safeco Insurance, the Pacific Science Center will be able to host an early open each month throughout the year. The grant allows the Pacific Science Center to Read full post »

Ten Myths About Parents of Kids with Autism

Sometimes parents of kids with autism are thought of as superheroes with super powers that allow us to power through day after day, year after year. Alas, ’tis not true; we are mere mortals who often muddle through our days after too many sleepless nights. While we appreciate the confidence others seem to have in us, we also want you to know the reality of being a parent of a child with autism.

1. We understand our child completely.

If I had a dollar for every time I couldn’t figure out my enigmatic daughter, I’d be a rich mama blogger. As a veteran parent, I know her better now than ever but that still leaves me woefully inadequate too many times to count. I remember once when she was much younger and was having difficulty breathing with croup. Her dad was out of town and her brother was asleep in the next room so I made my first 911 Read full post »