Current Class Offerings

Autism 100

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

This lecture is intended for parents and families of children recently diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). There is no need to register in advance to attend.

Lectures are held at Seattle Children’s Hospital's main campus in room RC.3.905 near the River entrance. Parking at Seattle Children's main campus is free in Lot 1 for those who attend the lecture in person.

Lectures are available through Seattle Children's video and teleconferencing outreach program and can be viewed at various locations throughout Washington and Alaska. View Seattle Children's video teleconferencing site information (PDF).

Have general questions about autism classes at Seattle Children's? Call 206-987-8080.

Class Details

Thursday, Jul. 27, 2017
7 to 8:30 p.m.
Presenters: Brandi Chew, PhD, and Cara Pierson, ARNP

Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017
7 to 8:30 p.m.
Presenters: Chuck Cowan, MD, and Anita Wright, MS, CCC-SLP

Additional resources can be found at the Autism Center Resources page or on The Autism Blog, authored by Seattle Children's Autism Center. The world of autism spectrum disorders is constantly changing and we at Seattle Children’s Autism Center are eager to share with parents and caregivers what we continue to learn. The Autism Blog is designed to be a resource on autism as well as an opportunity to comment on our posts and engage with our experts.