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Parent Autism Support Service (PASS)

Contact: Amy Carlsen,

Core Function: Technical Assistance and Outreach Training

The Parent Autism Support Service (PASS) is a program structured to support parents in the early months after a diagnosis of autism. The PASS Program is run by the Parent Professional Partnership, also known as the Family Discipline of the University of Washington LEND program. Faculty and Family Fellows who have children with special needs, or are very knowledgeable of the services and support available to families of children with autism, provide follow-up to families one week post diagnosis and then monthly for six months. After six months, families are connected to providers within their local communities to continue to support them in the care of their child. Experienced professionals are available to answer the pager (206-314-3598) on Mondays and Tuesdays between the hours of 9:00am-4:00pm.

University of Washington • Center on Human Development and Disability Box 357920 • Seattle WA 98195-7920 USA • 206-543-7701 •

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