The Autism Blog

Advice and Autism

In the eighteen years that my daughter and I have lived with her autism, I’ve heard all kinds of advice from people about what she needs, how to help her and even, at times, how to “cure” her.

I like to believe that much of this advice comes from a place of good intentions. Of course, we know which road is paved with those.

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Science with Sara – An Interview with Dr. Jill Locke and her Research on School Based Social Engagement

Dr. Jill Locke’s research focuses on school-based social skills interventions for children with ASD. Her research highlights the importance of the intervention setting and how to match school resources to the needs of the child. Successful school intervention programs are ones that can be maintained Read full post »

Ask Dr. Emily – Meet the New Dr. Emily and Discussing Diagnosis with a Teen

It is with a heavy heart that I announce my departure from Seattle Children’s Hospital. It has been such a pleasure and privilege to be on this journey with you all, and I thank you for your loyalty to Ask Dr. Emily, for your authenticity, and for keeping me on my toes with your inquiries. While family and life pull me away from my duties here, I am proud to introduce you to a colleague and dear friend of mine, Dr. Emily Neuhaus. Dr. Neuhaus is a clinical psychologist at the Seattle Children’s Autism Center, who has many years of experience and expertise to share with you all. Coincidentally, the name of the blog gets to stay—this was meant to be!

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The Autism Blogcast – AS3D Grant and Work of Hans Asperger

News Flash: The June edition of The Autism Blogcast, featuring autism experts Raphael Bernier, PhD and James Mancini, MS, CCC-SLP. In an effort to keep you up to date on the latest news in research and community happenings, we welcome two of our favorite providers best known as Jim and Raphe, the autism news guys.

In this month’s Blogcast, our news guys discuss the AS3D grant, and the work of Hans Asperger.

Ben’s Fund Now Offering Grants for Young Adults With Autism!

We hear it too often- what happens when our kids become adults?

Who will make sure their needs are met? How will families navigate this transition?  Where will funding come from?  Where do we go from here?

Recognizing the growing need for resources, support and direction for families with young adults on the autism spectrum, John and Traci Schneider have yet again paved the way to provide a glimmer of hope for families navigating this transition into adulthood.

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