The Autism Blog

Conversations About Autism – The College Experience

Please join us as we continue with our new video series, Conversations About Autism, which replaced our Autism 200 lectures, for this month’s conversation titled- Transition to Adulthood: Community Based Services (The College Experience).

Conversations About Autism is a series of 60-minute live-streamed sessions created for providers and caregivers of children with autism who wish to better understand the autism spectrum disorder. In this session we had planned a conversation about accessing community based services when transitioning to adulthood. However, as we began the planning, we had the opportunity to Read full post »

Participate in Research on Telehealth and In-Person Services

Recruiting Parents for the Parents Perceptions of Engagement in Telehealth and In-Person Services (PPE TIPS) Survey

Researchers at Seattle Children’s are looking for caregivers of 3 to 14 year old children with a neurodevelopmental disability (such as but not limited to ASD; ADHD; Down’s syndrome, intellectual disability; speech; Read full post »

Conversations About Autism – Transition to Adulthood

Please join us as we continue with our new video series, Conversations About Autism, which replaced our Autism 200 lectures, for this month’s conversation titled- Transition to Adulthood: Getting Started. Read full post »

SPARK Online Autism Research Study

SPARK is an online autism research study that aims to make new discoveries and advance the understanding of autism. With over 275,000 participants, SPARK is now the largest study of autism ever. But in order to advance discoveries in autism for all individuals and families, we need everyone to join. And to find answers for you, we need to understand what makes you unique. Read full post »

Autism Supports this Past Legislative Session – Adults

This is the second of a two-part series about how inclusion and support for autistic individuals and their families fared in Olympia this past legislative session. Part 2 provides an overview of support and inclusion for adults in our state. Part 1 addressed support for children and youth.

In 2021 we were bracing for severe cuts to disability services. Thanks to federal rescue funds and a quick turnaround from a state revenue nosedive, not only were services protected, we saw modest investment in long-term supports. Going into the 2022 session, advocates were ready to push for better access, and some legislators were ready to listen. Read full post »