The Autism Blog

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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Next Week’s Autism 200 Series Class – Autism 202: But I Don’t Wanna Go To School

Please join us next week for the next class in the 2018 Autism 200 series schedule.

Autism 202: But I Don’t Wanna go to School: Strategies for Addressing School Avoidance

Date: February 15, 2018
Instructor: Kendra Read, PhD

School avoidance is a common issue with children with autism spectrum disorder. This presentation will provide Read full post »

Announcing the Autism 200 Series for 2018

We are pleased to announce a brand new line up of the Autism 200 Series lectures for 2018.

Visit our previous classes.

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Ask Dr. Emily- Dwindling Social Networks and Theory of Mind

Welcome to the January 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: I need help! I have a 21-year-old grandson whom I raised from age 1 – 12 yrs. Since then he moved in with his mother. He was always quiet, but quite smart however he has grown more Read full post »