Summer is the time for being outside and trying new activities. As with anything new, there are risks involved. A child on the autism spectrum can be particularly vulnerable to a number of safety concerns; however, summertime fun and maintaining safety can coexist. Read full post »
With Autism Awareness Month in full swing, the launch of the Seattle Children’s Autism Center Blog seems quite timely. As a large group of more than 30 autism specialists, we are excited to begin bringing you the latest information, perspectives, opinions, and sometimes controversies in autism and related matters.
April is Autism Awareness Month and with 1 in 110 children diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder, we are perhaps too acutely aware. In spite of advancements in research and clinical care, there is still much we don’t know about autism. Parents and caregivers must sift through confusing, often conflicting information about everything from diagnosis to therapies. In an effort to make life a little easier, we at Seattle Children’s Autism Center want to offer a provider’s perspective on various topics relevant to parenting a child with autism. Read full post »