Autism Center

Patient and Family Resources

We want you to have all the information you and your child need to understand your child’s condition and to participate in treatment. This page provides links to resources that we hope will be helpful.

Resources at Seattle Children’s

What is autism? 

These resources from Autism Speaks answer some of the questions families often ask us:

Autism Resource Directory

  • The resource directory (PDF), compiled by Seattle Children’s Autism Center, includes information about books, multicultural support and many community resources.

Support, Classes and Camps

  • Autism: First Steps for parents and caregivers of children who are newly diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Please talk to your Autism Center provider for more information.
  • Autism 101, a free 90-minute lecture offered quarterly for families of children recently diagnosed with autism.
  • Autism 200, a series of free 90-minute classes for parents and caregivers on a variety of topics.
  • Sibshops for siblings of children with special health or developmental needs.
  • A list of summer and day camps for the autism community (PDF)


For Teens and Young Adults

Autism-Related Genetics

Autism Advocacy and Support

For Families With Developmental Disabilities

Contact Us

If you would like an appointment, ask your child’s primary care provider to refer you. Learn more about how to get services at the Autism Center.

Providers, see how to refer a patient.