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 Hospital and the University of Washington teach the classes. Children’s Village provides a teleconference the 3rd Thursday of the month, 7pm at Children’s Village.
This is a great way for local families to access this wonderful resource. Last week, the Autism 200 presentation was a panel of siblings of individuals on the Autism spectrum. The siblings shared how their lives have been affected by having a sibling with Autism; the challenges, successes and laughter. They shared helpful advice for parents and how their sibling with Autism has made them better people. One even referred to it as a “super power” because he has learned to be more observant in the world. One of panelists, who has a sister with Autism said, “It’s like a daily improv show, you never know what is going to come your way.” For more information on the Autism 200 series at Children’s Village, contact Liz Cruz at 574-3266.