[EDITOR: It is autism awareness month and the University of Washington Autism Center is offering this webinar and information for free. Since my sister is a nurse and works at JBLM helping parents identify and teach their autistic children, I know there are folks out there that may benefit from seeing this.]
UW Autism Center – A Free Webinar for the Self-Diagnosed or Wondering
Have you felt different from other people your entire life? Did learning about autism seem to explain a lot about you? Watch a 20-minute prerecorded video then join us for a live discussion on April 25, 2023. Led by two autistic professionals, the UW Autism Center’s Dr. Lucas Harrington and the Arc of King County’s Zack Siddeek, this webinar will help you consider the pros and cons of seeking a formal autism evaluation and then provide strategies and resources you can use without an official diagnosis.
Target Audience: Teenagers or adults who have self-identified as autistic or wonder if they are autistic
The University of Washington Autism Center’s webinars are usually pay-to-watch. However, we feel that it is important to make this video available to all individuals who may benefit from the content. If this video is valuable to you, we ask that you make a donation at whatever level you can afford. Your support will help us continue to offer low- and no-cost services to people in need.
Can’t make it to the live webinar?
You can still sign up to watch the 20-minute prerecorded video and skip the live webinar.
Dr. Lucas Harrington, Psy.D., is a psychologist at the UW Autism Center. Dr. Harrington received his Psy.D. from the California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University, and trained as a postdoctoral fellow at UW’s LEND program as well as the UW Autism Center. During his undergraduate years he received training at the Claremont Autism Center. Dr. Harrington is autistic himself and brings the personal and community perspective to his work. He provides neurodiversity-oriented meetings and presentations for autistic people, families, UWAC staff, and the community, as well as conducting diagnostic evaluations and individual therapy for adolescents and adults.
Zack Siddeek, MSW, is an Autistic social worker and community organizer practicing in Seattle, Washington. He is passionate about increasing the representation of Autistic people in all matters and places that impact Autistic people. His main goals are to create programs that address the high suicide and unemployment rates that impact Autistic people. He also works to reduce the disparities that Autistic people with intersectional identities are forced to endure. He works as the Disability Systems Navigation coordinator at The Arc of King County (https://arcofkingcounty.org/). He organizes the Square Pegs (https://www.meetup.com/Squarepegs/), a series of 25 social and support groups for Autistic adults in Washington State. He is on the board of the Washington Initiative for Supportive Employment (https://www.gowise.org/), a nationally renowned organization that promotes equitable employment for people with developmental disabilities through innovation, training and technical assistance.
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