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The University of Washington Establishes a Program for Autism Inclusion

The University of Washington has established the Mentoring, Organization and Social Support for Autism Inclusion on Campus (MOSSAIC) program to support the growing number of students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) on campus.

MOSSAIC uses an empirically supported intervention strategy (peer mentoring) to provide organizational and social support to help UW students with ASD and related challenges reach their individual goals (e.g., navigation to campus resources, assistance with time management strategies and tools, strategies for communication with professors or partnered/group work, etc.).

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Autism 208: Hiding in Plain Sight: Girls With Autism Spectrum Disorder

This month’s Autism 200 Series class is Girls With Autism Spectrum Disorder.

ASD is disproportionately diagnosed in males over females, possibly because of genetic and neurological protective effects but also because of biases in the way in which clinicians and the community view autism as a “male” disorder. In this presentation, we will review the recent research on females with ASD and focus on females with ASD from a cultural and clinical perspective. We will discuss how ASD Read full post »

Back to School Medication Forms – Autism RNs Share What You Need to Know

RNs Kerri Morales and Jan Bersin

It’s almost back to school time and our RNs at Seattle Children’s Autism Center want to share information to ensure it’s a smooth and timely process for you.

Q: What type of medication forms do I need to give to my child’s school?

A: Seattle Children’s has implemented a new process for school medication forms. To help expedite this, please email autismnurses@seattlechildrens.org or call 206-987-7149 with your child’s name, date of birth, name of school, medication they need to take at school, and the time the medication needs to be taken. We no longer use forms provided by your school. The medication at school form will be electronically sent to the school with your child’s provider’s signature. This process can take up to 5 days.

Q: What do I do with Sports Physical or Camp Physical forms?

A: These are not filled out by our clinic, but should go to the primary care provider to verify your child’s physical health. We can have your child’s provider sign the portion regarding medications we prescribe if needed.

Q: How much time should I allow to refill a prescription?

A: Please allow 2-5 days for refills to be sent to your pharmacy, and it may take up to one week for paper prescriptions to arrive in the mail. Many ADHD stimulant prescriptions require a signed original paper prescription, so please request these at least 7 days in advance of when they are needed.

Q: Do I need an appointment to get my prescription filled?

A: Every patient needs regular follow up appointments with their provider to ensure that refills can be approved. Please make sure these are scheduled well in advance as our providers’ schedules get filled quickly. We do not have urgent appointment slots available.

Autism 207: Behavioral Supports for Adults with Autism

This month’s Autism 200 Series class is Behavioral Support for Adults with Autism.

A proportion of individuals with ASD display some form of challenging or disruptive behaviors such as aggression, self-injurious behavior, or property destruction.

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The Autism Blogcast: Diagnosis and Prevalence of Females with Autism

News Flash: The August edition of The Autism Blogcast, featuring autism experts and guest commentators Sara Webb, PhD and Karen Barnes,PhD.

In this month’s Blogcast, our news women discuss diagnosis and prevalence of females with autism.