Author: The Autism Blog

Transition to Adulthood-Community Based Housing Options for Adults with Disabilities- This Month’s Autism 200 Class

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This month’s Autism 200 Series class “Transition to Adulthood-Community Based Housing Options for Adults with Disabilities” will be held Thursday, June 16, 2016, 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. This class will be led by Vicki Isett & Pam Blanton, Community Homes, inc.

Autism Re-examined: Ethical challenges in care, support, research and inclusion

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 This year, Seattle Children’s Annual Pediatric Bioethics Conference is focused on autism. It will be held July 22 and 23 at Bell Harbor International Conference Center in Seattle.

 

 

 

 

Some of the questions to be explored include:

  • How have changes in the way we understand autism over time influenced ethical issues in diagnosis and treatment?
  • How and why do health disparities occur in diagnosis, treatment and support, and what are the impacts? How can we reduce and ultimately eliminate disparities?
  • How can we incorporate knowledge of cross-cultural differences to provide better care for children with autism and their families?
  • What are the ethical challenges in the transition from adolescence to adulthood? How can they be addressed?
  • What are some of the ethical issues in autism research? How can research findings result in more effective care and support for children with autism?

 

For more information and to register for the conference.

 

We hope to see you there!

The Autism Blogcast with Jim and Raphe- June Edition

News Flash: The June 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!

It’s time for our annual recap of the International Meeting For Autism Research – IMFAR. Our roving reporters Raphe and Jim provide an inside look at this gathering of researchers and the latest in autism research.

Understanding Developmental Disability Administration (DDA) – This Month’s Autism 200 Class

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This month’s Autism 200 Series class “Understanding Developmental Disability Administration (DDA): New Pathways to the Future” will be held Thursday, May 19, 2016, 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. This class will be led by Ed Holden, Executive Director, Developmental Disabilities Council.

The Autism Blogcast with Jim and Raphe-May Edition

News Flash: The May 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!