Child Development and Parenting

Autism 101

In this free lecture, participants will learn about:

  • Up-to-date, evidence-based information regarding the core deficits of ASD
  • Variability and presentation of behaviors associated with autism
  • Prevalence and etiology (study of the cause of the disorder)
  • Treatments available
  • Resources for families

This lecture is intended for parents and families of children recently diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). There is no need to register in advance to attend. Read the series flyer (PDF).

Presenters for our April, July and October presentations will be posted soon, but you can watch a recorded class posted on this webpage or on YouTube: Autism 101 Presentation .  We are also planning to offer 101 presentations in different languages (Spanish, Vietnamese, Somali) that will be recorded and posted on our webpage.

Lectures are from 7 to 8:30 p.m. This class will be only offered as a virtual broadcast through Seattle Children’s Facebook page, and no in-person attendance will be permitted. You can watch the live webcast from your own location in real time using Webex. Read how to use Webex (PDF).

Have general questions about autism classes at Seattle Children's? Call 206-987-8080.

Class Details

2021 Schedule

April 22, 2021
7 to 8:30 p.m.
Location: This class will be live-streamed using WebEx
Presenters: To be Announced

July 22, 2021
7 to 8:30 p.m.
Location: This class will be live-streamed using WebEx
Presenters: To be Announced 

October 21, 2021
7 to 8:30 p.m.
Location: This class will be live-streamed using WebEx
Presenters: To be Announced

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.