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How to Communicate to your Child about the Coronavirus and spread of COVID-19

The coronavirus and the spread of COVID-19 has had a significant impact on everyone in our community. People in the autism community have been particularly impacted with schools being closed, limited access to necessary therapies, being out of routine and a lot of uncertainty about the near and distant future. Read full post »

Autism 203: Mood and Anxiety in Autism – ONLINE ONLY

This month’s Autism 200 series class is Autism 203: Mood and Anxiety in Autism

Instructors: Stephanie Pickering, PhD; Rachel Earl, PhD; and Soo-Jeong Kim, MD

Children and adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder are at greater risk of anxiety and mood issues over the course of their life. This talk will explore current evidence-based treatments for anxiety and mood, including cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Presenters will also discuss important ways these therapies may be adapted for this population.

Class Schedule: This class will be held Thursday, March 19, 2019 from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.

Watch Online Only: You can live-stream classes using Facebook Live on Seattle Children’s Facebook page or use the teleconferencing application, WebEx. You can watch the live webcast from your own location in real time using Webex. Read how to use Webex (PDF). The meeting number and password are: Meeting number: 808 729 558, Meeting password: autism.

Please note that due to the reasonable caution surrounding reducing the spread of COVID-19, this month’s Autism 200 class will be only available online. Thanks to everyone for their understanding and further announcements regarding future Autism 200 lectures will be forthcoming. 

For more information see the  Autism 200 Series webpage.

This Month’s Autism 200 Class Will Be Online Only

Due to the reasonable caution surrounding reducing the spread of COVID-19, this month’s Autism 200 class will be only available online. Those interested can join via Facebook Live or use 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 their understanding and further announcements regarding future Autism 200 lectures will be forthcoming.

Watch Online

You can live-stream classes using Facebook Live on Seattle Children’s Facebook page.

To connect via WebEx: You can watch the live webcast from your own location in real time using Webex. Read how to use Webex (PDF). The meeting number and password are below. 

Meeting number: 808 729 558

Meeting password: autism

Autism 203: Mood and Anxiety in Autism

March 19, 2020
Instructors: Stephanie Pickering, PhD; Rachel Earl, PhD; and Soo-Jeong Kim, MD

Children and adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder are at greater risk of anxiety and mood issues over the course of their life. This talk will explore current evidence-based treatments for anxiety and mood, including cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Presenters will also discuss important ways these therapies may be adapted for this population.

Inclusive Music: Sound Bites from the Alyssa Burnett Center

In our dominant culture, music is for the gifted and talented. A person must be thoroughly skilled in an art for them to be taken seriously and celebrated. TV shows like American Idol entertain viewers with failed auditions and celebrate a chosen few. In our culture, only the most skilled and able are rewarded for doing music. Read full post »

The V1ADUCT Clinical Trial for Autism Spectrum Disorder

We are currently looking for people to take part in V1ADUCT – a clinical trial that will assess an investigational drug to see if it can help adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) manage certain social and communication challenges a little better.

Adults with autism see, hear and feel the world in a unique way. We don’t want to change this. But sometimes, adults with autism may find certain situations challenging. So we’re developing an investigational drug to assess whether it can help adults with ASD manage certain social and communication challenges a little better.

To learn if the investigational drug works, we’re looking for 350 people to join the V1ADUCT clinical trial. Each one must (among other things):

  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Be diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD)
  • Have someone they see and speak to regularly, who is willing and able to be their ‘study partner’

To find out if you are eligible for this study, please visit the V1ADUCT WEBSITE

If you need additional information or answers to any questions about the study, please email Stacy Riffle, Research Coordinator: stacy.riffle@seattlechildrens.org or call: 206-987-7502