Seattle Children’s Autism Center Launches Blog to Offer Perspective on Raising a Child with Autism

Blog offers a practitioner’s perspective on topics relevant to parenting a child with autism


Seattle Children’s Autism Center today announced the launch of The Autism Blog, a new blog for parents and caregivers of children with autism. Authored by physicians, nurses, psychologists and other staff, the blog offers a practitioner’s perspective on topics relevant to parenting a child with autism.

The Autism Blog’s launch coincides with Autism Awareness month. According to industry data, one in 110 children are diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, and while there is an abundance of information available to parents and caregivers, that information at times can be difficult to navigate and understand.

“We are excited about the possibilities of using the knowledge of the wide range of talented staff at the Autism Center to provide up-to-date and scientifically informed information about multiple aspects of autism spectrum disorders to the general public,” said Dr. Charles Cowan, medical director of the Seattle Children’s Autism Center. “The public wants credible information to help sort out multiple controversies about autism. Even when there are disagreements among professionals, families need places to turn to help make decisions for themselves and their children. We hope The Autism Blog will be one such resource.”

The Autism Blog writers aim to help parents and caregivers better navigate and leverage the wealth of information available, which often can be confusing and conflicting. The blog will include information on a range of topics such as selecting a summer camp to sibling support to new research findings. In addition, contributors will share their perspective on the latest news and information about autism.

By discussing current issues and addressing salient questions, The Autism Blog hopes to build a sense of community with its readers, and lessen the confusion, fear and frustration they may be experiencing while caring for a child with autism.

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Seattle Children's Autism Center provides assessment, diagnosis, treatment and support for autism spectrum disorders. Offering a range of medical and mental health services for babies, children and young adults, Center staff work closely with Children's Neurodevelopmental, Neurology, Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, Sleep Disorders, Genetics and Gastroenterology programs to provide children with complete and coordinated care. For more information, please visit http://www.seattlechildrens.org/clinics-programs/autism-center/

About Seattle Children’s

Seattle Children’s Hospital, Foundation and Research Institute together deliver superior patient care, advance new discoveries and treatments through pediatric research, and raise funds to create better futures for patients. Consistently ranked as one of the top 10 children’s hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report, Seattle Children’s Hospital specializes in meeting the unique physical, emotional and developmental needs of children from infancy through young adulthood. Through the collaboration of physicians in nearly 60 pediatric subspecialties, Seattle Children’s Hospital provides inpatient, outpatient, diagnostic, surgical, rehabilitative, behavioral, and emergency and outreach services to families from around the world.

Located in downtown Seattle’s biotech corridor, Seattle Children’s Research Institute is pushing the boundaries of medical research to find cures for pediatric diseases and improve outcomes for children all over the world. Internationally recognized investigators and staff at the research institute are advancing new discoveries in cancer, genetics, immunology, pathology, infectious disease, injury prevention, bioethics and much more.

Seattle Children’s Hospital and Research Foundation and Seattle Children’s Hospital Guild Association work together to gather community support and raise funds for uncompensated care, clinical care and research. The foundation receives nearly 80,000 gifts each year, from lemonade stand proceeds to corporate sponsorships. Seattle Children’s Hospital Guild Association is the largest all-volunteer fundraising network for any hospital in the country, serving as the umbrella organization for 450 groups of people who turn an activity they love into a fundraiser. Support from the foundation and guild association makes it possible for Seattle Children’s care and research teams to improve the health and well-being of all kids.

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