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The Autism Blogcast with Jim and Raphe – March Edition

News Flash: The March edition of The Autism Blogcast, featuring autism experts Raphael Bernier, PhD and James Mancini, MS, CCC-SLP.

In an effort to keep you up to date on the latest news in research and community happenings, we welcome two of our favorite providers best known as Jim and Raphe, the autism news guys.

These two have too much energy to be contained in written format so our plan is to capture them in 2-5 minute videos that we’ll post the first week of each month. We welcome your questions and comments. Tell us what you think of our dynamic duo!

In this edition of the Blogcast, our reporters discuss evidence based treatments for autism and anxiety disorders, as well as helpful tips to manage anxiety in the current political climate.

 

This Month’s Autism 200 Class – Autism Genetics: What Parents Should Know

This month’s Autism 200 Series class  “Autism Genetics: What Parents Should Know” will be held Thursday, February 16, 2017 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.

Over the past decade, there have been major advances in our understanding of autism genetics, and genetic testing is often offered to patients and families. The tests (and sometimes the results) can be overwhelming and confusing. We will review what is known about autism genetics and what kinds of genetic tests are available to families. In addition, we will discuss the pros and cons of genetic testing and what types of results you might expect to receive. Finally, we will highlight research opportunities and exciting advances in genetic testing that are expected to become available in the near future. This class will be led by Heather Mefford, MD, and Jennifer Gerdts, PhD.

The Autism Blogcast with Jim and Raphe February Edition

News Flash: The February edition of The Autism Blogcast, featuring autism experts Raphael Bernier, PhD and James Mancini, MS, CCC-SLP.

In an effort to keep you up to date on the latest news in research and community happenings, we welcome two of our favorite providers best known as Jim and Raphe, the autism news guys.

These two have too much energy to be contained in written format so our plan is to capture them in 2-5 minute videos that we’ll post the first week of each month. We welcome your questions and comments. Tell us what you think of our dynamic duo!

In this edition of the Blogcast, our reporters discuss research and children who could (in the future) benefit from certain behavioral treatments.  Reporters also highlight important bills from this current legislative session specifically targeting education.

The State of Autism in 2017- This Month’s Autism 200 Class

This month’s Autism 200 Series class  “The State of Autism in 2017” will be held Thursday, January 19, 2017 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.

Considerable advances have occurred in both science and in the community, state and national levels in 2016. Seattle Children’s Autism Center’s Dr. Raphael Bernier, clinical director, and Jim Mancini, coordinator of training, education and outreach, will review the most newsworthy and influential scientific and community advances in the world of autism spectrum disorder from the past year. We will also discuss what we can expect in the changing educational and political landscape of 2017.

Spirit of Participation: Arthur’s Story

Thanks to our own Katrina Davis for sharing her story of hope, inspired by autism research.  

Watch Arthur’s video here: Arthur’s Story