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Social Inclusion through Person Centered Planning- This Month’s Autism 200 Class

  

This month’s Autism 200 Series class  “Social Inclusion through Person Centered Planning” will be held Thursday, March 15, 2018 at Seattle Children’s Hospital in Wright Auditorium from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Person Centered Planning is strength based discovery process used to help people with disabilities identify their desires, hopes and dreams so they can make goals and Read full post »

Autism Advice – The Best & Worst

Helping providers to better understand what families of children with autism live with is one of the best aspects of my job at Seattle Children’s. Over the years I’ve had the opportunity to talk with many teams in a number of departments at Children’s and the University of Washington.

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Ask Dr. Emily – Variable Cognitive Scores

Welcome to the February edition of Ask Dr. Emily!

We often receive questions that we want to share with all our readers. To help with this,  Dr. Emily Rastall, a clinical psychologist at Seattle Children’s Autism Center, will share insights in a question and answer format.

We welcome you to send us your questions and Dr. Rastall will do her best to answer them each month. Send your questions to theautismblog@seattlechildrens.org.

Q: My son, who is 7 years old with ASD level-1 and Adjustment Disorder with anxiety, was tested at school for his IQ and his scores in the different areas were pretty widely ranged. He scored very high in spatial Read full post »

Till We Meet Again: On Retiring from The Autism Center and Blog

I remember telling Dr. Cowan when he gave us the diagnosis that it felt as if we’d been inducted into a club to which we did not want to belong. I’d have given my right arm not to be told she had a serious neuro-developmental disorder. That was 18 years ago when we talked about “cure” in the small circle of parents and providers living with and serving children with autism.

Seattle Children’s offered no services other than diagnostic evaluation and did not yet endorse ABA. There were only a handful of ABA providers in the state and insurance didn’t’ cover it so parents took out second mortgages, held fundraisers, went into debt Read full post »

The Autism Blogcast – February Edition

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

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