Pacific Science Center

Pacific Science Center: Exploration for All

2nd Saturday of each month

8 to 10 a.m. at Pacific Science Center

Families with children on the autism spectrum are invited to explore the Pacific Science Center on the second Saturday of each month before opening to the public, free of charge through the program,

Exploration for All: Autism Early Open, presented by Safeco Insurance. The next Exploration for All will be held on Saturday, November 14, 2015. 

autism 200

Autism 200: “If I Had Known Then What I Know Now” – A Panel of Parents of Older Children and Young Adults with ASD

Thursday, November 19

7 to 8:30 p.m. at Seattle Children’s Hospital in Wright Auditorium

Facilitator: Katrina Davis,

Join Seattle Children’s Autism Center’s family advocate, Katrina Davis, and a panel of veteran parents who will offer an intimate and personal look into their journey raising a child with autism. Parents will

share their perspectives, experiences, challenges and joys. What helped? What did not help? What would you do differently? What advice do you have for new parents? Audience participation will be encouraged.

Autism 101

Thursday, January 28, 2016

7 to 8:30 a.m. at Seattle Children’s Hospital

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

This lecture is intended for parents and families of children recently diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). There is no need to register in advance to attend. Lectures are held at Seattle Children’s Hospital’s main campus in room RC.3.905 near the River entrance. Parking at Seattle Children’s main campus is free in Lot 1 for those who attend the lecture in person. Lectures are available through Seattle Children’s video and teleconferencing outreach program and can be viewed at various locations

throughout Washington and Alaska. View Seattle Children’s video teleconferencing site information PDF.


Sensory Story Time with Seattle Public Libraries

A special story time for children ages 10 and under who have a hard time in large groups, are on the autism spectrum or are sensitive to sensory overload. The Ballard Branch of the Seattle Public Library system will use visual schedules, books, songs and movement during story times. Space is limited to 15 families and registration is required.

Saturdays 10:15-11 a.m., visit or call 206-386-4636.