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

Answers to Common Questions About Autism

  • 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 is offered quarterly by Seattle Children’s for families of children recently diagnosed with autism.
  • Autism 200 This is a series of 90-minute classes for parents and caregivers of individuals with autism who wish to better understand autism. You can watch past presentations online. Topics cover early intervention through adulthood. Created by Seattle Children’s.

The following resources were created by Autism Speaks, an advocacy organization dedicated to promoting solutions for individuals with autism and their families, across the spectrum and throughout the life span:

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.

Living With Autism

Autism 200 is a series of 90-minute classes for parents and caregivers of individuals with autism who wish to better understand the condition. You can watch past presentations online. Topics cover early intervention through adulthood. Created by Seattle Children’s.

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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