April is Autism Awareness month and there are no shortage of events to be found in our area! Check out these local happenings:
News Flash: The Autism Blog introduces a new monthly feature with autism experts Raphael Bernier, PhD and James Mancini, MS, CCC-SLP
While our subscribers are from as far away as the UK and Singapore, most are in the US – here in Washington State. 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 who bring you the State of Autism, the first class of our Autism 200 series.
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!
We have to admit that we were a bit hesitant when first approached about hosting a blog. In fact, we weren’t even sure we knew what a blog was. Knowing how busy our providers are seeing patients, we wondered if it would be a challenge to get blogs written for a weekly posting. That indeed has turned out to be true but given that there seems to be no shortage of topics to cover, we always find a way to make our deadline, even if it means chasing down a provider in between appointments for a few words. The Autism Blog content/editing/graphics/video/production team consists of yours truly, Erin and Lynn and we continue to learn something new every time we post. Thanks to all who have contributed meaningful information for parents and their families affected by autism and to those who provide guidance with technical support. It’s a concerted labor of love and we look forward to the next five years with you!
This month’s Autism 200 Series class “Addressing Challenging Behavior Part 2 of 2: Strategies for Home and School” will be held Thursday, March 17, 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 Nancy Rosenberg, PhD, BCBA-D.
Whether it’s allowing another driver to “cut in” in traffic or the person with just five items to do the same in a grocery store line, it seems little acts of kindness are getting harder to find as our hurry-up-and-wait lives get even more rushed. You know how it feels when someone cuts you off or barges in – we feel annoyed at best and outraged at worst.
Quote of the Week:
“Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.”
– His Holiness the Dalai Lama