Autism 205: Parenting in the New Normal

Join us for Autism 205: Parenting in the “New Normal,” a virtual event where parents, caregivers, self-advocates and community stakeholders can draw strength from this incredible community. 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.

Being an effective ally for youth with autism is never more important than right now. Parents are searching for ways to communicate effectively with their child and help support them. It is a challenging time but, as we know, families from the autism community possess incredible resilience. Join us to hear perspectives about how we can be the best possible allies for kids, teens and young adults at this critical time.

Ben Wahl, program founder and ally-in-training at Ryther, will facilitate this panel discussion with Jay Pierce, teen self-advocate and TEDx speaker; Marci Ciampi, neurodiversity ambassador and autistic author; Pilar Lopez, College administrator at Bellvue College OLS and parent; and Shayla Collins, mindfulness coach at Seattle Children’s and parent.

Lecture Agenda:
– Presentations from our panelists
– Mindfulness activity with Shayla
– Audience questions and panel discussion

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. Join us via Facebook Live or through the teleconferencing application, WebEx. Please note that there will be no in-person attendance at Autism 200 this month 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.

Learn more about and view Seattle Children’s Autism 200 Series: https://www.seattlechildrens.org/health-safety/keeping-kids-healthy/development/autism-200-series/

Classes are held on most third Thursdays of the month from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Pacific time.

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