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Autism 208- Autism and the African American Experience

Please join us for Autism 208: Autism and the African American Experience

Facilitator:

Shayla Collins, Parent, UW LEND, Arc of King County Board Member, OBCC Mindfulness and Compassion Program Read full post »

Autism 101 Video in Spanish

Seattle Children’s in conjunction with local experts is proud to offer Autism 101 in Spanish. This video, the first is an upcoming series, is titled “What is Autism?” The 19 minute video features a local pediatrician and early educator as well as one local family’s journey.  

El Hospital de Seattle Children’s junto con expertos locales, se enorgullece en presentar Autismo 101 en Español. Este video, es el primero de una próxima serie, se titula “¿Qué es Autismo?”. Este video de 19 minutos, presenta a un pediatra local y un maestro de educación temprana, así también como la experiencia de una familia local.

Autism 207: Autism and Sleep Issues

Please join us for Autism 207: Autism and Sleep Issues  

We welcome ARNPs from Seattle Children’s Autism Center to present this month.

Presenters: Karen Sporn, ARNP, Katelyn Cotter, ARNP and Dora Hall, ARNP

Children with autism can have sleep issues, which can be hard on both the child and their family. In this 200 class we will discuss the importance of sleep, sleep problems and their potential causes, and strategies to improve sleep in children with autism.

Date: October 21, 2021

Time: 7-8:30 pm PT

Registration is not required

Watch live on Seattle Children’s Facebook page

Following the presentation, it can be viewed on Seattle Children’s Facebook and will be added to Seattle Children’s Autism 200 Series YouTube Channel within two weeks of the lecture date:   Thursday, October 21, 2021.

 

Autism 206: Access to Care and Services

Please join us for Autism 206: Access to Care and Services in Homes, Schools and Communities

Maximizing education and health benefits to support individuals and their families throughout the lifespan

Presenter: Arzu Forough, President & CEO, Washington Autism Alliance. Ms. Forough brings over 25 years of experience in training and development to her position, including leadership development, government relations and non-profit management.In 2007 she founded Washington Autism Alliance and developed the “Autism IEP supplement: Best Practice Guidelines for educating students with autism”. Her IEP supplement as well as guidelines for training teachers was legally adopted by the Washington State legislature in 2008 and became the requirement for all teachers working with learners with Autism Spectrum Disorders statewide.

Arzu introduced Shayan’s Law, Autism Insurance Parity to the Washington State legislature, petitioned the state Health technology Assessment of evidence based treatment of autism and ignited multiple legal actions that have clarified state and federal laws mandating insurance benefits for those with autism and other developmental disabilities.

Date: September 16, 2021

Time: 7-8:30 pm PT

Registration is not required

Watch live on Seattle Children’s Facebook page

Following the presentation, it can be viewed on Seattle Children’s Facebook and will be added to Seattle Children’s Autism 200 Series YouTube Channel within two weeks of the lecture date:   Thursday, September 16, 2021.

 

 

Autism 205: Selective Eating in Children with Autism

Please join us for Autism 205: Selective Eating in Children with Autism 

Seattle Children’s Pediatric Feeding Program Clinical Dieticians Kim Nowak Cooperman, Lisa Holman and Lauren Mozer will provide an overview of the eating issues commonly seen in children with autism, with a focus on food selectivity (picky eating). They will also discuss nutrition risks commonly seen in selective eaters, the ways in which nutrition can play a role in working with other members of your child’s care team and first steps parents or caregivers can take in supporting their child nutritionally. Contributions to this presentation were made from Danielle Dolezal, PhD, BcBA who runs the Pediatric Feeding Program at Seattle Children’s Autism Center.

Date: May 20, 2021

Time: 7-8:30 pm PT

Registration is not required

Watch live on Seattle Children’s Facebook page

Following the presentation, it can be viewed on Seattle Children’s Facebook and will be added to Seattle Children’s Autism 200 YouTube channel within two weeks of the lecture date.

Presenters:

Kim Nowak-Cooperman, MS, RD, CD

Lisa Holman, MS, RD, CD

Lauren Mozer, MPH, RD, CD