News Flash: The February edition of The Autism Blogcast, featuring autism experts Raphael Bernier, PhD and James Mancini, MS, CCC-SLP.
In an effort to keep you up to date on the latest news in research and community happenings, we welcome two of our favorite providers best known as Jim and Raphe, the autism news guys.
In this month’s Blogcast, our news guys interview our own Lynn Vigo, a social worker, parent advocate and mother to an adult child with autism. Lynn shares her perspective about Autism services from when her daughter Carrie was diagnosed to now, and we continue the discussion around inclusion.
Lynn has had such meaningful articles to reassure and inspire on the long journey of autism. That’s nice she’ll still be there at Seattle Children’s.
As a single parent (in a practical sense) to a young adult on the autism spectrum. I was sad when he had to say goodbye to Seattle Children’s because your hospital is so supportive of children and young people as patients and highly supportive of parents as well. I agree with her that there are great people and supports in the area but access can be hard in adult services. We are all trying to create community and service connections that will be sustainable and that our loved one will continue to have access to. As you know, with affordable housing access, mindful of any autism-related needs often being years away for many, this continues to be a serious concern too for those seeking greater independence in adulthood.
Thanks very much Raphael and Jim for your Autism blogcasts based in science, always respectful and always with an engaging humor too.