Line lectures: 2022 Lectures
View Past Lectures
Live-streamed sessions are recorded and can be viewed following the livestream. View past lectures from 2017 – 2021 below or view all past Conversations About Autism sessions on the Conversations About Autism Series YouTube Playlist.
- The State of Autism in 2021 – Advocating for Supports and Services in Washington State – January 21, 2021
- A Voice for Severe Autism – February 18, 2021
- ABA – What Parents Need To Know – March 18, 2021
- Supporting the Autism Community in Central and Eastern Washington – April 15, 2021
- Selective Eating in Children With Autism – May 20, 2021
- Access to Care and Services in Homes, Schools and Communities – September 16, 2021 – Read the presentation (PDF).
- Autism and Sleep Issues – October 21, 2021 – Read the presentation. (PDF)
- Autism and the African American Experience – November 18, 2021
- Recognizing and Treating Trauma-Related Symptoms in Children and Adolescents With Autism Spectrum Disorder – February 20, 2020
Instructor: Molly Cevasco, PhD, Seattle Children’s Autism Center – Read the presentation (PDF).
- Mood and Anxiety in Autism – March 19, 2020 with Instructors: Stephanie Pickering, PhD; Rachel Earl, PhD; and Soo-Jeong Kim, MD
Read the presentation (PDF).
- Naturalistic Developmental Behavioral Interventions for Autism Spectrum Disorder – April 16, 2020 with Instructor: Mendy Minjarez, PhD
Read the presentation (PDF).
- Mental Health and Autistic Adults With Intellectual Impairment – July 16, 2020
- Mental Health and Autistic Adults Without Intellectual Impairment – August 20, 2020 – Read the presentation (PDF).
- How to Access and Implement ABA Services in Schools – September 17, 2020 – Read the presentation (PDF). It will also highlight the new School Behavior Analyst credential.
- Crisis Supports and Autistic Individuals Without Intellectual Impairment – October 15, 2020
- A Panel Discussion: Multicultural Perspectives on Autism Spectrum Disorder – November 19, 2020
- The State of Autism in 2019 January 17, 2019 Instructor: Jim Mancini, MS, CCC-SLP
- Best Practices in ASD Treatment: Applied Behavior Analysis Update February 21, 2019 Instructors: Mendy Minjarez, PhD, and Elizabeth Hatzenbuhler, MS, BCBA
- The Visual Pathway in ASD: Explicit Teaching Methods to Promote Social Communication March 21, 2019 Instructor: Georgina Lynch, PhD Read the presentation (PDF).
- Perspectives on Psychiatric Treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorder April 18, 2019 Instructor: Hower Kwon, MD Read the presentation (PDF).
- Gender Diversity and Autism: Exploring Identity, Healthcare and Advocacy May 16, 2019 Instructors: Felice Orlich, PhD, and Rachel Earl, PhD Read the presentation (PDF).
- Transition to Adulthood – “My Physical Body and Mind Started Shutting Down”: Autistic Burnout and the Costs of Coping and Passing July 18, 2019 Instructor: Dora Raymaker, PhD Read the presentation (PDF). Read the paper: “Having All of Your Internal Resources Exhausted Beyond Measure and Being Left with No Clean-Up Crew”: Defining Autistic Burnout
- Transition to Adulthood – Abuse and Neglect of Adults with Developmental Disorders August 15, 2019 Instructor: Rachel Loftin, PhD Read the presentation (PDF).
- Crisis Support and Autism for Complex Behavioral and Mental Health Needs September 19, 2019 Facilitator: Eric Boelter, PhD, BCBA-D Read the presentation (PDF).
- Autism Care Planning: Recommended Interventions, Resources and Support October 17, 2019 Instructor: Karen Sporn, ARNP Read the presentation (PDF).
- A Panel Discussion: Perspectives from the Autism Community November 21, 2019 Facilitator: Gary Stobbe, MD Read the presentation (PDF).
- The State of Autism in 2018 January 18, 2018 Instructors: Raphael Bernier, PhD, and Jim Mancini, MS, CCC-SLP
- But I Don’t Wanna Go to School!: Strategies for Addressing School Avoidance February 15, 2018 Instructor: Kendra Read, PhD Read the presentation (PDF).
- Social Inclusion Through Person-Centered Planning March 15, 2018 Instructors: Ramona Hattendorf, Director of Advocacy, Arc of King County, and Cathy Murahashi, Family Engagement Coordinator, King County Parent and Family Coalition Read the presentation (PDF).
- Transition to Adulthood: Housing Options – A Panel Discussion July 19, 2018 Facilitator: Rose Yu, MA, MBA Read the presentation (PDF).
- Transition to Adulthood: Behavioral Support for Adults August 16, 2018 Instructor: Monica Meyer Read the presentation (PDF).
- Hiding in Plain Sight: Girls With Autism Spectrum Disorder September 20, 2018 Instructors: Sara Webb, PhD, and Karen Barnes, PhD
On-Line lectures: 2017 Lectures
- Autism 201: The State of Autism in 2017 With Jim and Raphe Instructors: Raphael Bernier, PhD, and Jim Mancini, MS, CCC-SLP
- Autism 202: Autism Genetics: What Parents Should Know Instructors: Heather Mefford, MD, and Jennifer Gerdts, PhD
- Autism 203: Making Friends on the Playground: Social Skills Support in School Instructor: Jill Locke, PhD
- Autism 204: Parent Training to Address Problem Behaviors of Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder Instructor: Karen Bearss, PhD
- Autism 205: Autism and Police: Staying Safe Together Facilitator: Robin Tatsuda, MSW
- Autism 206: Transition to Adulthood: Finding a Job Instructors: Richard Wilson, MPA, and Maureen Roberts, MEd, CRC
- Autism 207: Transition to Adulthood: Keeping a Job Instructors: Gina Solberg, CESP, and Abbey Lawrence, MEd, BCBA
- Autism 208: Screening for ASD: A Preventative Intervention Approach (video not yet available) Instructor: Lisa Ibanez, PhD
- Autism 209: Early Intervention in Autism: An Overview of the Seattle Children’s Autism Center Model Instructor: Mendy Minjarez, PhD
- Autism 210: Autism From a Sibling’s Perspective: A Panel Discussion Facilitator: Tammy Mitchel, sister; manager, Alyssa Burnett Adult Life Center
Online lectures: 2016 Lectures
- Autism 201: The State of Autism in 2016 – Raphael Bernier, PhD, and Jim Mancini, MS, CCC-SLP
- Autism 202: Addressing Challenging Behavior Part 1 of 2: Use of Applied Behavior Analysis to Assess and Treat Disruptive Behavior – Eric Boelter, PhD, BCBA-D
- Autism 203: Addressing Challenging Behavior Part 2 of 2: Strategies for Home and School – Nancy Rosenberg, PhD, BCBA-D
- Autism 204: Helping Children with Autism who Struggle with Restrictive Eating: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Improving Mealtimes – Danielle Dolezal, PhD, BCBA-D
- Autism 205: Understanding Developmental Disability Administration (DDA): New Pathways to the Future – Ed Holen, executive director, Developmental Disabilities Council
- Autism 206: Transition to Adulthood – Community-Based Housing Options for Adults with Disabilities Instructors: Vicki Isett and Pam Blanton, Community Homes, Inc.
- Autism 207: Transition to Adulthood – Connecting to Vocational, Educational, Social and Wellness Resources Instructors: Ben Wahl, MSW, Aspiring Youth, and Therese Vafaeezadeh, ARNP
- Autism 208: Transition to Adulthood – Social-Sexuality Education for Young People with Autism Instructor: Britta Saltonstall, PhD, BCBA
- Autism 209: Multicultural Issues and Autism Spectrum Disorder Instructors: Robin Tatsuda, MSW, ARC of King County, and Sayaka Omori, MEd, Open Doors for Multi-Cultural Families
- Autism 210: Benefits of Mindfulness Instructors: James Mancini, MS, CCC-SLP, and Felice Orlich, PhD
- Autism 211: In Our Own Words: A Panel of Adults With Autism Spectrum Disorder Gary Stobbe, MD, director the University of Washington Adult Autism Clinic
You can view all Autism 200 Series lectures from the past two years on the Autism 200 Series playlist.
Additional Autism resources:
For additional resources, visit the Autism Center Resources page or 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 to give you an opportunity to comment on our posts and engage with our experts.
ADDM – The Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring Network
The ADDM Network is the only collaborative network to track the number and characteristics of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in multiple communities in the United States.
ADDM Autism Report – 2021 Community Report on Autism Español (Spanish)
Article from the Centralia Chronicle 4/10/12: “Coping With Autism”
Article in the Chronicle dated April 10, 2012 interviews Amber White, Parent to Parent Coordinator (Lewis County) and mother of Ricky who was diagnosed with autism and sensory integration syndrome at age 2.
ACDS programs deliver on our mission statement – to serve individuals with developmental disabilities throughout their lifetime. Our programs encompass three broad age categories: Early childhood and preschool years, 5 years plus, and adult years.
Information in Tagalog Language
AIM is designed to provide high-quality information and professional development for anyone who supports, instructs, works with, or lives with someone with autism.
Autism Spectrum Disorders are a group of developmental disabilities that can cause significant challenges in communication, behavior and social interactions. Typically appearing within the first three years of life, autism affects each individual differently. Early screening, diagnosis, and services are essential to get the best results for children with autism.
ASD is a complex developmental disorder that affects how a person behaves, interacts with others, communicates, and learns. NICHD is one of many federal agencies and NIH Institutes working to understand ASD. NICHD supports and conducts research on what causes autism, how best to detect signs of autism, how best to treat autism and its symptoms, and other topics.
The Autism Society’s on-line resource database, Autism Source™, and National Contact Center (800-3-AUTISM) provide information and service referrals to thousands of people each year.
The vision of the Autism Society of Washington is that every person with autism has the opportunity to achieve his/her fullest potential and be fully included in communities across Washington State.
How will I deal with this diagnosis?
It’s not easy to hear the news that your child has autism, and realize that your life will be utterly different than you had expected it to be. Daily life with a special-needs child presents many unique challenges.
How do you come to terms with the fact that your child has autism? How do you cope once you get over the initial shock? We aim to help you by providing regular features on topics ranging from how autism affects your family to day-to-day survival strategies.
You are never prepared for a diagnosis of autism. It is likely that you will experience a range of emotions.
It is painful to love so much, to want something so much, and not quite get it. You want your child to get better so much you may feel some of the stages commonly associated with grieving.
You may “revisit” these feelings from time to time in the future. Part of moving forward, is dealing with your own needs and emotions along the way. (For the rest of the story…)
This kit provides helpful information about students with autism to promote understanding and acceptance at school. It includes tools and strategies to increase learning for all members of the school community.
Provide resources for individuals, family members or medical professionals who deal with the challenges of Asperger Syndrome, Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorder / Not Otherwise Specified (PDD/NOS) wanting to learn more
FEAT of Washington (Families for Effective Autism Treatment-Facebook)
My Next Steps: A Parent’s Guide to Understanding Autism – UW Autism Center
The Neurodevelopmental Centers of Washington (PDF) are a group of 19 community non-profit and hospital-based agencies who provide therapy and related services to young children with neuromuscular or developmental disorders. The centers are located across the state, each one meeting needs specific to its community.
The Special Education Resource Library is intended to provide guidance and professional development resources on behalf of students with disabilities.
Resources in Washington State –
English, Spanish and Vietnamese (from Informing Families) Strategies to Support Real Lives: Connecting to Resources in WA State
September 5, 2018
The post below is from school psychologist Dr. Peter Faustino, New York Delegate to the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) and member of the Autism Speaks Family Services Committee. Dr. Faustino co-founded the Student Clubs for Autism Speaks at Fox Lane Middle School, which helps further the mission of Autism Speaks through education, awareness, friendship and fundraising.
The transition back to school can be a challenging experience at times for our families. What are some of the biggest obstacles you’ve seen families face when the first day of school arrives? (For the rest of the story…)
Wings for Autism is one of The Arc’s newest national initiatives. It is an airport “rehearsal” specially designed for individuals with autism spectrum disorders, their families, and aviation professionals.