We are excited to announce the 2020 dates of Seattle Children’s quarterly Autism 101 classes and the new topics of Autism 200 Series lectures.

Autism 101

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. in room RC.3.905 near the River entrance unless otherwise noted. Parking is free in River Parking Lot 1 or 2. The April 23, 2020 lecture will take place at Seattle Children’s Autism Center. Free parking is available.

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

Autism 101 2020 Schedule

  • Jan. 23, 2020
    7 to 8:30 p.m.
    Presenters: Rachel Earl, PhD & Valori Neiger MS, BCBA
  • Apr. 23, 2020
    7 to 8:30 p.m.
    Presenters: Karen Sporn, ARNP & Daisy Ma, MSW, Ed.S.
  • Jul. 23, 2020
    7 to 8:30 p.m.
    Presenters: Jennifer Mannheim, ARNP & Andy Lupas, PhD
  • Oct. 22, 2020
    7 to 8:30 p.m.
    Presenters: David Camenisch, MD & Jim Mancini MS, CCC-SLP

Autism 200 Series

Autism 200 is a series of 90-minute lectures for parents and caregivers of children with autism who wish to better understand autism spectrum disorder. Lectures are led by faculty from Seattle Children’s and the University of Washington; and community providers. Each lecture includes time for questions.

Lectures are held on most third Thursdays of the month from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Pacific time at Seattle Children’s Hospital and can be viewed on Facebook Live.

Autism 200 Series 2020 Schedule

Autism 201: The State of Autism in 2020

January 16, 2020
Presenters: Sara Jane Webb, PhD; Frederick Shic, PhD; Gary Stobbe, MD; and Karen Bearss, PhD 

Autism 202: Naturalistic Developmental Behavioral Interventions for Autism Spectrum Disorder

February 20, 2020
Presenter: Mendy Minjarez, PhD

Autism 203: Recognizing and Treating Trauma-Related Symptoms in Children and Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder

March 19, 2020
Presenter: Molly Cevasco, PhD

Autism 204: Mood and Anxiety in Autism

April 16, 2020
Presenters: Stephanie Pickering, PhD; Rachel Earl, PhD; and Soo-Jeong Kim, MD

Autism 205: Being an Ally to your Autistic Teen, and Guiding them to be an Ally to Others

May 21, 2020
Moderator: Jennifer St. Cyr, MSW, Parent Group Facilitator
Presenters: Hodan Mohammed, Program Manager; Celeste Rashaan, Community Organizer; ChrisTiana ObeySumner, Intersectional Justice Advocate; Ben Wahl, Program Founder; Shayla Collins, Mindfulness Coach; and Jay Pierce, Teen Self-Advocate

Autism 206: Mental Health and Autistic Adults with Intellectual Impairment

July 16, 2020
Presenters: David O’Neal, Director of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities program at Sound Mental Health; Melanie Streight, Intensive Case Manager/Supervisor, DDA; and Dan Peterson, Mental Health Resource Manager, DDA

Autism 207: Mental Health and Autistic Adults without Intellectual Impairment

August 20, 2020
Presenters: Rosalind Oti, PhD, Child and Adolescent Psychological Services of Seattle; Ben Wahl, MSW, Program Director, Aspiring Youth; and Natasha Harrington, PhD, UW Autism Center

Autism 208: How to Access and Implement ABA Services in Schools

September 17, 2020
Presenters: Arzu Forough, Executive Director of WAAA and Elizabeth Hatzenbuhler MS, BCBA

Autism 209: Crisis Supports and Autistic individuals without Intellectual Impairment

October 15, 2020
Moderator: Gary Stobbe, MD
Panelists: To be announced Summer 2020

Autism 210: A Panel Discussion: Multi-Cultural Perspectives on Autism Spectrum Disorder

November 19, 2020
Moderator: Jim Mancini MS, CCC-SLP
Presenters from the following groups will participate: Vietnamese Family Autism Advisory Board, Somali Health Board, Arc of King County