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Free Autism 101 Class-This Thursday

Please join us this Thursday, April 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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Helping Children with Autism who Struggle with Restrictive Eating- This Month’s Autism 200 Class

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This month’s Autism 200 Series class “Helping Children with Autism who Struggle with Restrictive Eating: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Improving Mealtimes” will be held Thursday, April 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 Danielle Dolezal, PhD, BCBA-D.

Autism Awareness Events 2016

Autism Awareness (2)April is Autism Awareness month and there are no shortage of events to be found in our area! Check out these local happenings:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Seahawks Light It Up Blue

Sensory Sensitivity hours at Seattle Children’s Museum

UW Autism Center

SC Autism Center Autism 200 series

SC Autism Center Autism 101

 All in for Autism Run

Autism Society of America state-wide calendar of events

Washington Autism Advocacy Alliance (WAAA)

Voices of Autism conference Seattle Pacific University

Early open at Pacific Science Center

Open Doors for Multicultural Families

Families for Effective Autism Treatment (FEAT)

Autism Speaks

 

 

 

Autism Awareness Day and the State of Autism from two experts

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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!

 

 

The Autism Blog turns 5!

5yearsFive years ago today we launched The Autism Blog. Since then we’ve posted more than 250 blogs and have nearly 950 faithful subscribers from all over the world.

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!