Autism 200 is a series of free 90-minute classes for parents and caregivers of children with autism who wish to better understand this disorder. Faculty from Seattle Children’s and the University of Washington and community providers teach the classes. Each class includes time for questions.
Classes 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 Wright Auditorium. Park free in Lot 1. Enter the hospital through the River entrance, located straight across from the parking garage. Get an entrance badge from the Greeter Desk (bring photo ID).
Lectures are available through Seattle Children's video and teleconferencing outreach program and can be viewed at various locations throughout Washington, Alaska, Montana and Oregon. View Seattle Children's video teleconferencing site information (PDF). Lectures are also recorded. View past lectures.
Please call Seattle Children's Autism Center at 206-987-8080 with questions.
2015 class details
Autism 210: Myths and Facts – Evaluating the Science of Autism
Thursday, Oct. 15
7 to 8:30 p.m.
Instructors: Jennifer Mannheim, ARNP, and David Eaton, ARNP
There is so much information on the internet about autism. How do you separate fact from fiction? Two of Seattle Children’s Autism Center's providers, David Eaton, ARNP, and Jennifer Mannheim, ARNP, will talk about how to read the science so you can make up your own mind. They will cover some of the popular topics today so you can decide if it is a myth or fact.
Autism 211: “If I Had Known Then What I Know Now” – A Panel of Parents of Older Children and Young Adults with ASD
Thursday, Nov. 19
7 to 8:30 p.m.
Facilitator: Katrina Davis, BA
Join Seattle Children’s Autism Center’s family advocate, Katrina Davis, and a panel of veteran parents who will offer an intimate and personal look into their journey raising a child with autism. Parents will share their perspectives, experiences, challenges and joys. What helped? What did not help? What would you do differently? What advice do you have for new parents? Audience participation will be encouraged.
View past 2015 series lectures
Autism 201: The State of Autism in 2015
Instructors: Raphael Bernier, PhD, and Jim Mancini, MS, CCC-SLP
Autism 202: Medication Management and ASD
Instructor: A.A. Golombek, MD
Autism 203: Video Games, Dating, Homework, Oh My! Guiding Tweens and Teens as They Navigate Their World
Instructors: Ben Wahl, MSW, and Rafael Boccamazzo, PhD
Autism 204: A Visit to the Dentist: Promoting Oral Care
Instructor: Travis Nelson. DDS, MSD, MPH
Autism 205: Special Education Law: Navigating the IEP Process
Instructor: Stacy Gillett, education ombudsman for Washington state
Autism 206: Transition to Adulthood – Cognitive Behavior Therapy
Instructor: Felice Orlich, PhD
Autism 207: Transition to Adulthood – Financial Planning
Instructor: Linda Hunter Suzman, ChSNC
Autism 208: Transition to Adulthood – Lifelong Learning: Enhancing Quality of Life Through Community Engagement
Instructors: Gary Stobbe, MD, and Tammy Mitchel, program manager, Alyssa Burnett Adult Life Center
Autism 209: Toilet Training for Individuals with Autism and Developmental Disabilities
Instructor: Mendy Minjarez, PhD
You can view all Autism 200 Series lectures from the past two years on the Autism 200 Series playlist. For additional resources, visit the Autism Center Resources page or 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 to give you an opportunity to comment on our posts and engage with our experts.