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. The resources below were created or curated by Seattle Children’s.

Resources at Seattle Children’s

  • What to expect at Seattle Children's Autism Center
  • Transportation and lodging
  • Paying for care
  • Interpreter Services
  • The Autism Blog
    This nationally recognized blog is a resource on the constantly evolving world of autism spectrum disorder. It is written by experts at Seattle Children’s and gives you an opportunity to comment on and engage with our posts.
  • Autism 101
    This free, 90-minute lecture by experts at Seattle Children’s is for families of children recently diagnosed with autism.
  • Autism 101 Video in Spanish
    Seattle Children’s in conjunction with local experts is proud to offer Autism 101 in Spanish. This video, the first is an upcoming series, is titled “What is Autism?” The 19 minute video features a local pediatrician and early educator as well as one local family’s journey.

    El Hospital de Seattle Children’s junto con expertos locales, se enorgullece en presentar Autismo 101 en Español. Este video, es el primero de una próxima serie, se titula “¿Qué es Autismo?”. Este video de 19 minutos, presenta a un pediatra local y un maestro de educación temprana, así también como la experiencia de una familia local.

  • Conversations About Autism
    This is a series of 60-minute live-streamed sessions created for providers and caregivers of children with autism who wish to better understand the autism spectrum disorder. In these sessions, experts and advocates from our region share their knowledge and perspectives on autism as well as helpful tips for supporting a child, adolescent or young adult with autism.
  • Autism Speaks
    An advocacy organization dedicated to promoting solutions for individuals with autism and their families, across the spectrum and throughout the life span, collated the following resources:

    What to Do While Waiting for an Autism Evaluation

    How to Get Early Intervention Services

    Children with developmental delays may qualify for early intervention services even before they have an evaluation or get a diagnosis.

    Other options for getting your child evaluated:

    Getting Started After an Autism Diagnosis

    If you have a confirmed autism diagnosis, bring the evaluation report to your primary care provider as a guide for ongoing treatment recommendations. Use the resources below as guidance after your child has been diagnosed with autism.

    Support and classes at Seattle Children's

    • Autism 101 Free 90-minute lecture offered quarterly for families of children recently diagnosed with autism.
    • Conversations About Autism Series of 60-minute live-streamed sessions created for providers and caregivers of children with autism who wish to better understand the autism spectrum disorder. In these sessions, experts and advocates from our region share their knowledge and perspectives on autism as well as helpful tips for supporting a child, adolescent or young adult with autism.
    • Autism: First Steps Class for current patients of Seattle Children’s Autism Center. Please talk to your Autism Center provider for more information.

    Autism Organizations

    Living With Autism

    Conversations About Autism is a series of 60-minute, live-streamed sessions created for providers and caregivers of children with autism who wish to better understand the autism spectrum disorder. In these sessions, experts and advocates from our region share their knowledge and perspectives on autism as well as helpful tips for supporting a child, adolescent or young adult with autism.

    Transitioning to Adulthood and Adult Services

    Resource Directory

    Contact Us

    If you would like an appointment at the Autism Center, 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.

    To add or update a resource, please email  AutismResources@seattlechildrens.org.

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