Autism 209: Early Intervention in Autism: An Overview of the Seattle Children’s Autism Center Model October 19, 2017 Instructor: Mendy Minjarez, PhD Early intervention has been shown to improve outcomes for children
Autism 209: Early Intervention in Autism: An Overview of the Seattle Children’s Autism Center Model
October 19, 2017
Instructor: Mendy Minjarez, PhD
Early intervention has been shown to improve outcomes for children with autism. Interventions based on Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) have strong empirical support for improving a range of skills, including communication, social, play and adaptive skills. Other interventions, such as speech therapy and parent training, are also considered important in the treatment of young children with autism. This presentation will provide an overview of the current early intervention research and also describe the multi-disciplinary program at Seattle Children’s Autism Center, which includes ABA therapy, speech therapy and parent training/support. The model being used at Seattle Children’s is also being replicated statewide and efforts to expand ABA therapy services in Washington state will be discussed.
Autism 200 is a series of 90-minute classes for parents and caregivers of children with autism who wish to better understand autism spectrum disorder. Faculty from Seattle Children’s and the University of Washington and community providers teach the classes. Each class includes time for questions.
Classes are held at Seattle Children’s Hospital from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in Wright Auditorium. Parking is in the visitor lots. Lectures are available through Seattle Children’s video and teleconferencing outreach program and can be viewed at various locations throughout the region. View Seattle Children’s video teleconferencing site information (PDF).
Please call Seattle Children’s Autism Center at 206-987-8080 with questions.
Seattle Children's Autism Center 4909 25th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98105
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Seattle Children's Hospital
4800 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105