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Autism 101

Autism 101

This free 90-minute lecture, offered quarterly, is designed to provide information and support to parents and families of children recently diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Lecturers provide up-to-date and evidence-based information regarding the core deficits of ASD, the variability and presentation of behaviors associated with autism, prevalence and etiology, treatments available and resources for families. A portion of each lecture is dedicated to answering questions from parents and families. 

Lectures are open to the general public. 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 now 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 Children's? Call 206-987-8080.

Class Details

Thursday, January 23, 2014
7 to 8:30 p.m.
Presenters: Jennifer Mannheim, ARNP, and Karen Burner, PhD

Thursday, April 24, 2014
7 to 8:30 p.m.
Presenters: Katherine Harrison, ARNP, and Stephanie Pickering, PhD

Thursday, July 24, 2014
7 to 8:30 p.m.
Presenters: Karen Sporn, ARNP, and Amy Bohlander, PhD

Thursday, October 23, 2014
7 to 8:30 p.m.
Presenters: Dora Hall, ARNP, Rachel Montague PhD

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.

Spring 2014: Good Growing Newsletter

In This Issue

  • Cold Water Shock Can Quickly Cause Drowning
  • E-Cigs Are Addictive and Harmful
  • Bystanders Can Intervene to Stop Bullying

Download Spring 2014 (PDF)