Note: This panel will feature Jay Pierce, son of Fathers Network mom Suzanne.
Join us for Autism 205: Parenting in the “New Normal,” a virtual event where parents, caregivers, self-advocates and community stakeholders can draw strength from this incredible community. This month’s Autism 200 lecture will be available through Facebook Live on Seattle Children’s and Seattle Children’s Autism Center‘s Facebook pages.
Being an effective ally for youth with autism is never more important than right now. Parents are searching for ways to communicate effectively with their child and help support them. It is a challenging time but, as we know, families from the autism community possess incredible resilience. Join us to hear perspectives about how we can be the best possible allies for kids, teens and young adults at this critical time.
Ben Wahl, program founder and ally-in-training at Ryther, will facilitate this panel discussion with Jay Pierce, teen self-advocate and TEDx speaker; Marci Ciampi, neurodiversity ambassador and autistic author; Pilar Lopez, College administrator at Bellevue College OLS and parent; and Shayla Collins, mindfulness coach at Seattle Children’s and parent.
– Presentations from our panelists
– Mindfulness activity with Shayla
– Audience questions and panel discussion
Time will be reserved for audience questions and discussion at the end of the lecture. Questions can be submitted through the comments on the Facebook Live.
Learn more about and view Seattle Children’s Autism 200 Series: https://www.seattlechildrens.org/health-safety/keeping-kids-healthy/development/autism-200-series/