Please join us for Autism 210: A Panel Discussion: Multicultural Perspectives on Autism Spectrum Disorder on November 19, 2020

Moderator: Jim Mancini, MS, CCC-SLP, Seattle Children’s Autism Center

Presenters from the following groups and individual parent ambassadors will participate:

Vietnamese Family Autism Advisory Board (VFAAB)
Thanh Kirkpatrick, MD MPH, Pediatrician – Hope Central Pediatrics, Director – Vietnamese Family Autism Advisory Board (VFAAB)            
LeVinh Tran – Patient Navigator, Hope Central & VFAAB 
Tammy Dang – Program Manager, Hope Central & VFAAB

Somali Health Board
Fartun Mohamed, Program Manager, Somali Health Board
Sundus Ali, Cultural Competence & Developmental Disability Trainer
Amal Yasin, Parent Ambassador

The Arc of King County
Sandra Urite, Information & Resource Specialist for Spanish Speaking Families, The Arc of King County
Adriana Benavides, Parent Ambassador

Most people know a person who has Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), regardless of culture, ethnicity or religion. ASD is viewed differently across cultures and different cultures present with various strengths and challenges within their communities. This presentation will focus on three different cultural groups that are represented in the state of Washington: Somali, Vietnamese and Latinx communities. Presenters from community groups including the Vietnamese Family Autism Advisory Board, the Somali Health Board and the Arc of King County will provide some history of their local community in the Seattle area, identify the strengths/barriers within their communities, relate the story of how local organizations formed and have grown and present barriers their communities face when interacting with different systems, in particular during the time of COVID-19.

Date: November 19, 2020
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.

Learn more about and view Seattle Children’s Autism 200 Series: Autism 200 Series