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Ask Dr. Emily – Helping With Transitions and Visual Schedules

Welcome to the February edition of Ask Dr. Emily!

We often receive questions that we want to share with all our readers. To help with this, Dr. Emily Neuhaus, a clinical psychologist at Seattle Children’s Autism Center, will share insights in a question and answer format.

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Autism 202: Best Practices in ASD Treatment: Applied Behavior Analysis Update

This month’s Autism 200 series class is Autism 202:  Best Practices in ASD Treatment: Applied Behavior Analysis Update

Instructors: Mendy Minjarez, PhD, and Elizabeth Hatzenbuhler, MS, BCBA

Interventions grounded in applied behavior analysis (ABA) have demonstrated effectiveness across a variety of individuals and behaviors especially within the treatment of autism. Decades of research support that ABA is an effective scientific methodology with an emphasis on teaching skills and reducing challenging behaviors. As ABA can be implemented in many different ways and the field has evolved over the last few decades, there are many types of treatment strategies supported by a large body of knowledge. As such, this can be confusing for parents, autistic individuals and other consumers outside of the field to navigate. This talk will provide an overview of the defining features of the science of ABA, provide an overview of some examples of how it can be applied and discuss quality indicators that can be used to evaluate ABA programs. It will also highlight some of the misconceptions and sources of confusion about ABA, including the origins of these issues as well as the response from the ABA field.  

This class will be held Thursday, February 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 101 Class Tonight

Join us tonight from 7pm – 8:30pm for our quarterly Autism 101 class.

In this free lecture, participants will learn about:

  • Up-to-date, evidence-based information regarding the core deficits of ASD
  • Variability and presentation of behaviors associated with autism
    Prevalence and etiology (study of the cause of the disorder)
  • Treatments available
  • Resources for families

This lecture is intended for parents and families of children recently diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). There is no need to register in advance to attend. Read the series flyer (PDF).

Lectures are held at Seattle Children’s Hospital’s main campus in room RC.3.905 near the River entrance unless otherwise noted. Parking at Seattle Children’s main campus is free in Lot 1 for those who attend the lecture in person.

Classes may also be viewed live via WebEx:

Join Webex meeting  Click this link to join , download the WebEx app or go to seattlechildrens.webex.com.

Meeting number (access code): 289 813 988
Meeting password: Autism101  – you may or may not be prompted to enter a password.

1-855-244-8681 – if you do not have audio on your computer you will need to call this number to listen to the presentation.

 

Autism 201 Series – The State of Autism in 2019

This month’s Autism 200 series class is Autism 201- The State Of Autism In 2019.

There were many developments in the areas of research and in the community in 2018.  Join Jim Mancini from the Seattle Children’s Autism Center for a facilitated discussion with special guests to recap 2018 and take a look ahead Read full post »

Autism 101 and 200 Series – 2019 Schedule

We are pleased to announce the dates of our quarterly Autism 101 classes and a brand new line up of the Autism 200 Series lectures for 2019

Autism 101 is a free lecture intended for parents and families of children recently diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). There is no need to register in advance to attend.

Lectures are held at Seattle Children’s Hospital’s main campus in room RC.3.905 near the River entrance unless otherwise noted. Parking at Seattle Children’s main campus is free in Lot 1 for those who attend the lecture in person.

2019 Class Schedule:

  • Jan. 24, 2019
    7 to 8:30 p.m.
    Presenters: Dora Hall, ARNP and Rachel Earl, Ph.D.
  • Apr. 25, 2019
    7 to 8:30 p.m.
    Presenters: David Camenisch, MD and Sandy Trinh, MS
  • Jul. 25, 2019
    7 to 8:30 p.m.
    Presenters: Lindsey Miller, ARNP and Anita Wright MS CCC-SLP
  • Oct. 24, 2019
    7 to 8:30 p.m.
    Presenters: Felice Orlich, Ph.D. and David Eaton, ARNP

Autism 200 is a series of 90-minute classes for parents and caregivers of children with autism who wish to better understand autism spectrum disorder. Faculty from Seattle Children’s and the University of Washington and community providers teach the classes. Each class includes time for questions. 

Classes are held on most third Thursdays of the month from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Pacific time and can be also be viewed on Facebook Live.

2019 Series Schedule:

  • Autism 201: The State of Autism in 2019
    January 17, 2019
    Instructor: Jim Mancini MS, CCC-SLP
  • Autism 202: Best Practices in ASD Treatment: Applied Behavior Analysis Update
    February 21, 2019
    Instructors: Mendy Minjarez, PhD and Elizabeth Hatzenbuhler MS, BCBA
  • Autism 203: The Visual Pathway in ASD: Explicit Teaching Methods to Promote Social Communication
    March 21, 2019
    Instructor: Georgina Lynch, PhD
  • Autism 204: Perspectives on Psychiatric Treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorder
    April 18, 2019
    Instructor: Hower Kwon, MD
  • Autism 205: Gender Diversity and Autism: Exploring Identity, Healthcare & Advocacy
    May 16, 2019
    Instructors: Felice Orlich, PhD and Rachel Earl, PhD
  • Autism 206: Transition to Adulthood: “My physical body and mind started shutting down”: Autistic burnout and the costs of coping and passing
    July 18, 2019
    Instructor: Dora Raymaker, PhD
  • Autism 207: Transition to Adulthood: Abuse and Neglect of Adults with Developmental Disorders
    August 15, 2019
    Instructor: Rachel Loftin, PhD
  • Autism 208: Crisis Support and Autism for Complex Behavioral and Mental Health Needs
    September 19, 2019
    Facilitator: Eric Boelter PhD, BCBA-D
  • Autism 209: Autism Care Planning: Recommended Interventions, Resources and Support
    October 17, 2019
    Instructor: Karen Sporn, ARNP
  • Autism 210: A Panel Discussion: Perspectives from the Autism Community
    November 21, 2019
    Facilitator: Gary Stobbe, MD