Autism Resources

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Line lectures: 2018 Lectures (main link)


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 Developmenal 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 – ADDM Autism Prevalence Report


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.

Association for Children with Down Syndrome (ACDS)

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.

Autism Fact Sheet Tagalog

Information in Tagalog Language

Autism Internet Modules (AIM)

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 Outreach Project

A statewide lending library and resource-linked website or resources for educators and parents with special education needs. Some of the materials are available in Korean and Spanish languages.

Autism Project – WA Department of Health

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.

Autism Research at the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)

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.

Autism Society of America

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.

Autism Society of Washington State

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.

Autism Speaks: Autism & Your Family

Fifteen Tips for Your Family – As a result of her work with many families who deal so gracefully with the challenges of autism, Family Therapist, Kathryn Smerling, Ph.D., offers these five tips for parents, five for siblings and five for extended family members:

Autism Speaks: School Community Tool Kit

A tool kit to assist members of the school community in understanding and supporting students with autism.

Autism Spectrum Connection

For individuals or family members wanting to learn more about autism or Asperger syndrome

Autism Task Force Guidebook


FEAT of Washington (Families for Effective Autism Treatment)


Interactive Collaborative Autism Network (ICAN)


My Next Steps: A Parent’s Guide to Understanding Autism – UW Autism Center


Neurodevelopmental Centers of Washington


OSPI Publications – The Special Education Resource Library is intended to provide guidance and professional development resources on behalf of students with disabilities.

Resource Guide for STEM Students with Autism (TU)

Resources in Washington State – English, Spanish and Vietnamese (from Informing Families) Strategies to Support Real Lives: Connecting to Resources in WA State

Talk Autism

An integrated group of communication technologies managed by experienced advocates.

The Puzzle of Autism

Guide designed for education personnel working with students with ASD.

Tips on Beginning a New School Year for Children with Autism


University of Washington Autism Center


UW Autism Center Early Start Denver Model Workshop (ESDM)


Wings for Autism (National Arc)

Wings for Autism (King County)

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.