The Autism Blog

What’s Your Word? MyIntent Celebrates Autism Awareness Month

What’s Your Word?  The amazing folks at MyIntent.org have generously offered to give 35% of proceeds to the Autism Center during the month of April, Autism Awareness month.  Read full post »

Today is World Autism Awareness Day


To increase understanding and acceptance of people with autism, thousands of landmarks, homes, and businesses in more than 150 countries will ‘Light It Up Blue’ on Monday, April 2, 2018, which marks the start of World Autism Month and Autism Speaks month-long Light It Up Blue campaign.

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The Autism Blogcast – March Edition

News Flash: Raphe Bernier, PhD and James Mancini, SLP were invited to visit the Vinmec Hospital in Vietnam to provide trainings and metrics on the diagnosis and treatment of autism as well as discussions about scientific research on the exploration about the possible causes of autism.

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Ask Dr. Emily – Augmentative Communication, Autism and OCD

Welcome to the March 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 am a teacher, and I have an 8th grade student who has autism, does not speak, and uses an augmentative speech device to communicate at school. Read full post »

Summer Camp Registration

Summer is just around the corner, and now is the time to start registering for camps! Camps fill up quickly so it is best to begin the registration process early. There are a variety of summer camps available for children of all ages, ability levels and interests. Read full post »