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Autism 101 Schedule With Updated Class Locations

Please note our updated locations for the Autism 101 classes

Autism 101 is a free lecture intended for parents and families of children recently diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Lectures are held at Seattle Children’s Hospital from 7 to 8:30 p.m. with the exception of our April 23rd class, which will be held at Seattle Children’s Autism Center

Lectures can be live-streamed using WebEx. For more information, please visit the Autism 101 class page.

 Autism 101 Schedule 2020

Jan. 23, 2020 Location: Wright Auditorium, Seattle Children’s
Presenters: Rachel Earl, PhD & Valori Neiger MS, BCBA  – Webex Number (access code): 800 101 192 and Meeting Password: autism

Apr. 23, 2020 Location: Seattle Children’s Autism Center, parking is free.
Presenters: Karen Sporn, ARNP & Daisy Ma, MSW, Ed.S.

Jul. 23, 2020 Location: Wright Auditorium, Seattle Children’s
Presenters: Jennifer Mannheim, ARNP & Andy Lupas, PhD

Oct. 22, 2020 Location: Room RC.3.905 near the River entrance                                              Presenters: David Camenisch, MD & Jim Mancini MS, CCC-SLP

Autism 201: The State of Autism in 2020

This month’s Autism 200 series class is Autism 201, The State of Autism in 2020, a panel discussion.


Sara Jane Webb, PhD

Frederick Shic, PhD

Gary Stobbe, MD

Karen Bearss, PhD

Jim Mancini MS, CCC-SLP 

Please join us for our annual review of research developments as related to autism in 2019 and a look ahead of what to expect in 2020. Researchers from University of Washington and Seattle Children’s will share findings from research both nationally and locally.

 Class Schedule: This class will be held Thursday, January 16, 2020 at Seattle Children’s Hospital in Wright Auditorium from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. Please join us in person or watch on Facebook live, especially if you are snowed in. For more information see the Autism 200 Series webpage.


Autism 101 and Autism 200 Series – 2020 Schedule


We are excited to announce the 2020 dates of Seattle Children’s quarterly Autism 101 classes and the new topics of Autism 200 Series lectures. Read full post »

Ask Dr. Emily – Autism and Genetic Makeup

Welcome to the December edition of Ask Dr. Emily!

We often receive questions that we want to share with all our readers. To help with this, Dr. Emily Neuhaus, a clinical psychologist at Seattle Children’s Autism Center, will share insights in a question and answer format. Read full post »

Enchant Sensory Friendly Holiday Light Maze and Market

Enchant Sensory Friendly Holiday Light Maze and Market

Sunday, November 24th from 4-6 pm

Warmly welcoming all families who might benefit from a sensory-friendly evening at Enchant- the worlds largest holiday light maze and market!  Our friends at Enchant heard feedback this in the past this event has been over-stimulating for families with developmental disabilities and sensory sensitivities so are proud to be opening up a sensory-friendly event on Sunday, November 24th from 4-6 pm at T-Mobile Park in Seattle.

Attendance will be limited, and both sounds and lights will be reduced significantly, creating a more welcoming environment for families with special needs.  Open to kids and adults of all ages and all ability levels. 

Please spread the word to other groups and families who might want to participate in this festive, and friendly event.

Many thanks!

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