Child Development and Parenting

Autism 101 Class

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. 

You can watch a recorded class posted on this web page 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.

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Class Details

2022 Schedule

To be announced.

Autism 101 videos in English and 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.

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.