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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

Autism 200 Series: Transition to Adulthood: Abuse & Neglect of Adults with Developmental Disorders

Please join us for Autism 207, the second of a 2 part series: “Transition to Adulthood”. People with developmental disorders are at an increased risk of abuse and neglect. This population also appears to be at an increased risk of exposure to intimate partner violence in childhood, which can produce lasting effects. At the same time, post-traumatic stress can be very difficult to detect and treat among developmentally delayed adults. This presentation will outline primary risks, as well as recommendations for assessment and treatment of trauma and neglect in adults with autism and developmental disorders.

 

Rachel L. Loftin, PhD, is a clinical and school psychologist who specializes in autism spectrum disorder (ASD). She has extensive experience in diagnosis, assessment, and intervention to help promote positive outcomes for people with ASD. In addition to her clinical work, Dr. Loftin has been involved in cases involving special education, family, criminal, and civil law. She has particular expertise working with people with autism, intellectual disability, and other conditions that can increase social vulnerability and complicate interactions with law enforcement. Dr. Loftin’s clinical-research interests include interventions to increase independent function in young adults, strategies for increasing self-monitoring, transition to adulthood, and sexuality education and sexual identity in people with ASD.
Dr. Loftin is adjunct faculty in the Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences Department at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine and in the Psychiatry Department of the Yale School of Medicine

Class Schedule: This class will be held Thursday, August 15, 2019, 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. For more information see the  Autism 200 Series webpage.

Ask Dr. Emily – Autism and Voting

Welcome to the November 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.

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Autism 206: Transition to Adulthood: Housing Options – A Panel Discussion

This month’s Autism 200 Series class is Transition to Adulthood: Housing Options – A Panel Discussion.

The housing crisis continues to negatively impact families and individuals with ASD, and it is expected to worsen, with an estimated 500,000 Read full post »