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The Autism Blogcast with Jim and Raphe- August Edition

News Flash: The August 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 addition of the Blogcast, our reporters discuss a new association study researching maternal immune activation and the etiology of autism. Also covered is an update regarding the Mcleary decision and Special Education funding.

Free Autism 101 class this Thursday

Please join us this Thursday, July 28, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Seattle Children’s Hospital for our free quarterly lecture, Autism 101. Autism 101 is intended for parents and families of children recently diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). In this free lecture, participants will learn about:

  • Up-to-date, evidence-based information regarding the core deficits of ASD
  • Variability and presentation of behaviors associated with autism
  • Prevalence and etiology (study of the cause of the disorder)
  • Treatments available
  • Resources for families

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Join QFC in Helping Kids at Seattle Children’s Autism Center

Join QFC in Helping Kids at Seattle Children’s Autism Center

QFC 1QFC stores in Washington will be raising funds for Seattle Children’s Autism Center during a check stand promotion from July 17-August 13 this summer.  Funds raised will go directly to uncompensated care services at the Autism Center including Family Resources, Nursing, & support classes.

 

Transition to Adulthood-Connecting to Vocational, Educational, Social and Wellness Resources- This Month’s Autism 200 Class

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This month’s Autism 200 Series class “Transition to Adulthood-Connecting to Vocational, Educational, Social and Wellness Resources” will be held Thursday, July 21, 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 Ben Wahl, MSW, Aspiring Youth & Therese Vafaeezadeh, ARNP.

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

Bioethics

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!