The Autism Blog

The Autism Blogcast: Diagnosis and Prevalence of Females with Autism

News Flash: The August edition of The Autism Blogcast, featuring autism experts and guest commentators Sara Webb, PhD and Karen Barnes,PhD.

In this month’s Blogcast, our news women discuss diagnosis and prevalence of females with autism.

Science with Sara and Karen: Prevalence of Autism in Females

On Friday June 8th 2018, the UW Center on Human Development and Disability supported the Collaborative Research Area Biological Basis of Autism Seminar on Females with Autism Spectrum Disorder: Behavior, Brain and Genetics. Speakers included Karen Barnes PhD , Tychele Turner PhD , and myself . For this Blog, I invited Karen Barnes to join me to discuss the updated rates of autism in females as well as sex differences in autism. Read full post »

Free class this Thursday, July 26th – Autism 101

Please join us this Thursday, July 26th, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Seattle Children’s Hospital for our free quarterly lecture, Autism 101. Autism 101 is intended for parents and families of children recently diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). In this free lecture, participants will learn about:


  • Up-to-date, evidence-based information regarding the core deficits of ASD
  • Variability and presentation of behaviors associated with autism
  • Prevalence and etiology (study of the cause of the disorder)
  • Treatments available
  •  Resources for families

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Mike Bikes for Autism: A Father’s Inspiring Cycling Trek Across the Country, Raising Autism Awareness and Funds One Mile at a Time

Mike Tapogna is a father to a 9 year old with autism spectrum disorder, Luca. He is also an avid cyclist, a courageous father, and an inspiring advocate.  In a thoughtful attempt to honor his love for his son, and raise awareness Read full post »

Ask Dr. Emily: Don’t Google the Word Autism

Welcome to the July 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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