Autism 201: The State of Autism in 2021 – Advocating for Supports and Services in WA State
A call to action!
2020 was a tough year: Kids lost access to vital therapies; online learning mostly left behind students with disabilities; and the state floated cuts to long-term supports that would affect job coaching, residential support, respite and more for youths and adults with disabilities and their families. Individuals with autism and intellectual and developmental disabilities were left isolated, frustrated, and cut off from meaningful life activities. So what’s ahead for 2021 and the state legislature? You can make a difference! How to get involved to influence what happens next.
Stacy Dym, The Arc of Washington State
Jeremy Norden-Paul, The Washington State Developmental Disabilities Council (DDC)
Adana Protonentis, Sr. consultant Kindred Leaders, mom of autistic son, member of DDC
Ramona Hattendorf, Advocacy Director, The Arc of King County
This month’s Autism 200 lecture will be available through Facebook Live on Seattle Children’s and Seattle Children’s Autism Center’s Facebook pages.
Date: January 21, 2021
Time: 7 to 8:30 p.m. Pacific time
Time will be reserved for audience questions and discussion at the end of the lecture. Questions can be submitted through the comments on the Facebook Live.
Due to the reasonable caution surrounding reducing the spread of COVID-19, this month’s Autism 200 lecture will be only available online through Facebook Live. Please note that there will be no in-person attendance and anyone coming to the hospital will not be permitted entrance to this class. Thanks to everyone for your understanding. Further announcements regarding future Autism 200 lectures will be forthcoming.
The full Autism 200 Series will be released in the coming weeks. Learn more about and view Seattle Children’s Autism 200 Series: Autism 200 Series