Please join us for Autism 208: Autism and the African American Experience


Shayla Collins, Parent, UW LEND, Arc of King County Board Member, OBCC Mindfulness and Compassion Program


Panel Experts:

Hodan Mohammed, Parent and Founder of Washington Multicultural Services Link

Jaukesia Lawrence-Smalls, Parent, Self-Advocate, UW LEND & The Arc of King County Board Member

Richard Mullen, Outreach and Advocacy Coordinator, The Arc of King County


Panel Discussion

Join us for an engaging community conversation with African American autistic adults, parents, advocates and experts on navigating within the I/DD community and systems. Learn about the personal journeys of the parents and self-advocate on our panel and the advice they have to share on navigating through the complexities of the intellectual and developmental disability (I/DD) community and systems. They will also provide recommendations to providers and family members on how to best support/ amplify people and families within the IDD community. 


Date: November 18, 2021

Time: 7-8:30 pm PT

Registration is not required

Watch live on Seattle Children’s Facebook page

Following the presentation, it can be viewed on Seattle Children’s Facebook and will be added to Seattle Children’s Autism 200 Series YouTube Channel within two weeks of the lecture date:   Thursday, November 18, 2021.