Author: The Autism Blog

Autism 101 Schedule With Updated Class Locations

Please note our updated locations for the Autism 101 classes

Autism 101 is a free lecture intended for parents and families of children recently diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Lectures are held at Seattle Children’s Hospital from 7 to 8:30 p.m. with the exception of our April 23rd class, which will be held at Seattle Children’s Autism Center

Lectures can be live-streamed using WebEx. For more information, please visit the Autism 101 class page.

 Autism 101 Schedule 2020

Jan. 23, 2020 Location: Wright Auditorium, Seattle Children’s
Presenters: Rachel Earl, PhD & Valori Neiger MS, BCBA  – Webex Number (access code): 800 101 192 and Meeting Password: autism

Apr. 23, 2020 Location: Seattle Children’s Autism Center, parking is free.
Presenters: Karen Sporn, ARNP & Daisy Ma, MSW, Ed.S.

Jul. 23, 2020 Location: Wright Auditorium, Seattle Children’s
Presenters: Jennifer Mannheim, ARNP & Andy Lupas, PhD

Oct. 22, 2020 Location: Room RC.3.905 near the River entrance                                              Presenters: David Camenisch, MD & Jim Mancini MS, CCC-SLP

Autism 201: The State of Autism in 2020

This month’s Autism 200 series class is Autism 201, The State of Autism in 2020, a panel discussion.

Presenters:

Sara Jane Webb, PhD

Frederick Shic, PhD

Gary Stobbe, MD

Karen Bearss, PhD

Jim Mancini MS, CCC-SLP 

Please join us for our annual review of research developments as related to autism in 2019 and a look ahead of what to expect in 2020. Researchers from University of Washington and Seattle Children’s will share findings from research both nationally and locally.

 Class Schedule: This class will be held Thursday, January 16, 2020 at Seattle Children’s Hospital in Wright Auditorium from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. Please join us in person or watch on Facebook live, especially if you are snowed in. For more information see the Autism 200 Series webpage.

 

Enchant Sensory Friendly Holiday Light Maze and Market

Enchant Sensory Friendly Holiday Light Maze and Market

Sunday, November 24th from 4-6 pm

Warmly welcoming all families who might benefit from a sensory-friendly evening at Enchant- the worlds largest holiday light maze and market!  Our friends at Enchant heard feedback this in the past this event has been over-stimulating for families with developmental disabilities and sensory sensitivities so are proud to be opening up a sensory-friendly event on Sunday, November 24th from 4-6 pm at T-Mobile Park in Seattle.

Attendance will be limited, and both sounds and lights will be reduced significantly, creating a more welcoming environment for families with special needs.  Open to kids and adults of all ages and all ability levels. 

Please spread the word to other groups and families who might want to participate in this festive, and friendly event.

Many thanks!

Tickets can be purchased here; https://enchantchristmas.com/pages/sensory-friendly-evening 

Our FAQ can be found here:https://help.enchantchristmas.com/en/

Autism 210: A Panel Discussion: Perspectives from the Autism Community

This month’s Autism 200 series class is Autism 210: A Panel Discussion: Perspectives from the Autism Community

Facilitator: Gary Stobbe, MD

Panelists include: Frederick Shic, Emily Neuhaus, Jennifer DiBona, Susan Sturms, Diana Blomster, and Jennifer Annable.

If you’ve met one person with autism… you’ve met one person with autism. The autism spectrum is wide and encompasses a vast array of unique, diverse and amazing individuals, each with their own distinct set of skills, challenges and abilities. Please join us for a panel discussion as we seek to understand and explore the many views, perspectives and lived experiences of autistics, advocates, parents and professionals who serve the autism community wit the hope of building continued respect, dignity and collaboration.

Class Schedule: This class will be held Thursday, November 21, 2019 at Seattle Children’s Hospital in Wright Auditorium from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. Please join us in person or watch on Facebook live. For more information see the  Autism 200 Series webpage.

 

Autism 209: Autism Care Planning: Recommended Interventions, Resources and Support

This month’s Autism 200 series class is Autism 209, Autism Care Planning: Recommended Interventions, Resources and Support, a panel discussion.

Instructor: Karen Sporn, ARNP

Our goal as nurse practitioners is to support your child’s health and well-being, by being a partner with you in their autism care planning.

This month’s Autism 200 series presentation is Autism 209: Managing Autism, a panel discussion facilitated Karen Sporn, ARNP. In this presentation a panel from Seattle Children’s Autism Center will discuss what the role of nurse practitioner entails, including developmental monitoring; autism-related health assessment and treatment recommendations; medication consultation and management; and coordination of care and services.

Class Schedule: This class will be held Thursday, October 17, 2019, at Seattle Children’s Hospital in Wright Auditorium from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. Please join us in person or watch on Facebook live. For more information see the  Autism 200 Series webpage.