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Conversations About Autism – New Series

We are excited to announce our new video series, Conversations About Autism, which replaced our Autism 200 lectures.

Conversations About Autism is a series of 60-minute live-streamed sessions created for providers and caregivers of children with autism who wish to better understand the autism spectrum disorder. In these sessions, experts and advocates from our region share their knowledge and perspectives on autism as well as helpful tips for supporting a child, adolescent or young adult with autism.

These sessions take place on the third Thursday of the month from 7-8 p.m. Pacific time and the recordings are posted on our YouTube channel for future viewing for those interested in the series.

Watch Online

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

2022 Video Series 

January 20, 2022
What is Autism?

February 17, 2022
First Steps After an Autism Diagnosis

March 17, 2022
How to Help My Kid Make Progress

April 21, 2022
Early Communication: how to communicate with your child with Autism

May 19, 2022
Transition to Adulthood: Getting started

June 16, 2022
Transition to Adulthood: Community Based Services

July 21, 2022
Transition to Adulthood: Life in the Community

August 18, 2022
Autism and Feeding: What makes eating such a struggle?

September 15, 2022
Autism and Feeding: Safety and Medical Considerations

October 20, 2022
Autism and Feeding: Nutrition Considerations

November 17, 2022
Autism and Feeding: Emotional and Behavioral Support

December 15, 2022
Top 10 resources all families in Washington should know about

View Past Lectures

Live-streamed sessions are recorded and can be viewed following the livestream.

View past lectures from 2017 – 2021 or view all past Conversations About Autism sessions on the Conversations About Autism Series YouTube Playlist

Autism 208- Autism and the African American Experience

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

Facilitator:

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

Autism 101 Video in Spanish

https://youtu.be/KOsoBC2L3IU/

Seattle Children’s in conjunction with local experts is proud to offer Autism 101 in Spanish. This video, the first is an upcoming series, is titled “What is Autism?” The 19 minute video features a local pediatrician and early educator as well as one local family’s journey.  

El Hospital de Seattle Children’s junto con expertos locales, se enorgullece en presentar Autismo 101 en Español. Este video, es el primero de una próxima serie, se titula “¿Qué es Autismo?”. Este video de 19 minutos, presenta a un pediatra local y un maestro de educación temprana, así también como la experiencia de una familia local.

Autism 207: Autism and Sleep Issues

Please join us for Autism 207: Autism and Sleep Issues  

We welcome ARNPs from Seattle Children’s Autism Center to present this month.

Presenters: Karen Sporn, ARNP, Katelyn Cotter, ARNP and Dora Hall, ARNP

Children with autism can have sleep issues, which can be hard on both the child and their family. In this 200 class we will discuss the importance of sleep, sleep problems and their potential causes, and strategies to improve sleep in children with autism.

Date: October 21, 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, October 21, 2021.

 

Autism 206: Access to Care and Services

Please join us for Autism 206: Access to Care and Services in Homes, Schools and Communities

Maximizing education and health benefits to support individuals and their families throughout the lifespan

Presenter: Arzu Forough, President & CEO, Washington Autism Alliance. Ms. Forough brings over 25 years of experience in training and development to her position, including leadership development, government relations and non-profit management.In 2007 she founded Washington Autism Alliance and developed the “Autism IEP supplement: Best Practice Guidelines for educating students with autism”. Her IEP supplement as well as guidelines for training teachers was legally adopted by the Washington State legislature in 2008 and became the requirement for all teachers working with learners with Autism Spectrum Disorders statewide.

Arzu introduced Shayan’s Law, Autism Insurance Parity to the Washington State legislature, petitioned the state Health technology Assessment of evidence based treatment of autism and ignited multiple legal actions that have clarified state and federal laws mandating insurance benefits for those with autism and other developmental disabilities.

Date: September 16, 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, September 16, 2021.