The Autism Blog

Autism 207 – Mental Health and Autistic Adults Without Intellectual Impairment

This month’s Autism 200 series class is Autism 207: Mental Health and Autistic Adults Without Intellectual Impairment Read full post »

SPARK – Autism Research

Seattle Children’s Autism Center is partnered with the Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative (SFARI) to create the nation’s largest online autism study. We want to speed up research and advance our understanding of autism to help improve lives. Read full post »

Autism 101 Class Tonight – Virtual Class Information

Please note our updated information for the Autism 101 class tonight

Please join us for Autism 101, a free 90-minute lecture intended for parents and families of children recently diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD), their friends and professionals. Jennifer Mannheim, ARNP and Andy Lupas, Read full post »

Please Wear a Mask – Music Therapy Video

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COVID19 – Unpredictability Triggers Challenging Behaviors

A parent and a provider share their thoughts:

Katrina Davis is a family advocate at Seattle Children’s Autism Center and mother to Arthur, her 20-year-old beautifully complex young man with autism who gave his permission to share his story. Read full post »

Follow-Up to the Autism 205 – Parenting the New Normal

Thank you for joining us for the Autism 205 presentation: “Parenting in the New Normal”. We discussed strategies to take on an ally role as a parent in these challenging times. Read full post »

Autism 206: Mental Health & Autistic Adults With Intellectual Impairment

This month’s Autism 200 series class is Autism 206: Mental Health and Autistic Adults With Intellectual Impairment Read full post »

Surviving COVID With A Child With Severe Autism

When the coronavirus closures and stay-home orders were launched in our state, my daughter Audrey suddenly lost access to all of her preferred social and community activities. Her life typically revolves Read full post »

SPARK – Autism Research Study

Seattle Children’s Autism Center invites you to join SPARK, a large autism research study!

Our goal
SPARK seeks to speed up research and improve our understanding of autism. This includes learning what causes autism and how best to treat it. Seattle Children’s and 32 of the nation’s leading medical schools and autism research centers are part of this effort.

What we do
SPARK researchers study genes and information collected from thousands of people with autism and, if possible, their parents. We hope you will join us!

If you’d like to learn more, please complete our virtual SPARK study interest card: SPARK Interest Survey

To join SPARK, please visit: www.SPARKforAutism.org/UW

Coping for Caregivers

Current events in the country and world are weighing on many of us right now. Families are likely feeling a lot of different emotions and balancing different demands while coping with change and uncertainty. Read full post »