The Autism Blog

Ask Dr. Emily – Hoarding, Pica, and Troubles with Police

Welcome to the September 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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Biking For Autism- Part 2

The Autism Blog was kind enough to feature my cross country bike ride back on July 23, 2018. At that point I was on day 24 of my 41 day bike ride from Port Townsend, WA to Central Park, NYC in an effort to raise funds, and awareness for autism.  Now the Seattle Children’s Autism Center Blog is allowing me to follow up their post with my own.  My solo and unsupported bicycle ride was inspired by my ten year old son, Luca who was diagnosed at Seattle Children’s Autism Center with High Functioning Autism.  I decided to ride cross country as a way to bring awareness to autism, raise money for Seattle Children’s, and honor my son.

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Science with Sara and Dimitri – Media Use in Young Children with ASD

Welcome to Dr. Dimitri Christakis who joins me in writing today’s blog. Dr. Christakis is a noted expert in the effects of media use on child development and author of The Elephant in The Living Room: Make Television Work for Your Kids.

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Back to School Shopping: In(clusive) Brands Create Clothing for People with Sensory Sensitivities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

With the changing of seasons, and the transition back to school, we are hoping to share several blogs that will provide resources during a time of year we know can be both exciting and overwhelming for your kids and family.

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Back to School Medication Forms – Autism RNs Share What You Need to Know

RNs Kerri Morales and Jan Bersin

It’s almost back to school time and our RNs at Seattle Children’s Autism Center want to share information to ensure it’s a smooth and timely process for you.

Q: What type of medication forms do I need to give to my child’s school?

A: Seattle Children’s has implemented a new process for school medication forms. To help expedite this, please email autismnurses@seattlechildrens.org or call 206-987-7149 with your child’s name, date of birth, name of school, medication they need to take at school, and the time the medication needs to be taken. We no longer use forms provided by your school. The medication at school form will be electronically sent to the school with your child’s provider’s signature. This process can take up to 5 days.

Q: What do I do with Sports Physical or Camp Physical forms?

A: These are not filled out by our clinic, but should go to the primary care provider to verify your child’s physical health. We can have your child’s provider sign the portion regarding medications we prescribe if needed.

Q: How much time should I allow to refill a prescription?

A: Please allow 2-5 days for refills to be sent to your pharmacy, and it may take up to one week for paper prescriptions to arrive in the mail. Many ADHD stimulant prescriptions require a signed original paper prescription, so please request these at least 7 days in advance of when they are needed.

Q: Do I need an appointment to get my prescription filled?

A: Every patient needs regular follow up appointments with their provider to ensure that refills can be approved. Please make sure these are scheduled well in advance as our providers’ schedules get filled quickly. We do not have urgent appointment slots available.