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The UW Autism Center is committed to improving the lives of individuals with autism spectrum disorders and their families.

Toll-free Information and Resource line: 1-877-408-UWAC (8922)

Clinical Services

UW Autism Center Spotlights:

Autism Awareness Month Open House

The UW Autism Center invites you to join us for an Open House on Thursday, April 24th from4:30-7:00 p.m. at our UW Seattle location to celebrate Autism Awareness Month. As in past years, we will be offering free workshops on topics including; using visual supports,  communication aps, and current news in autism research. You will also have the opportunity to speak directly with our psychologists, consultants, doctors, and researchers one-on-one about the services we offer and ask questions about sleep issues, early intervention, parent stress, genetic research and more! We hope to see you there! Please click this link for more information.

Apex Summer Camp

We are very pleased to announce the opening of registration for Apex Summer Camp 2014. Dates for our expanded 5-week day camp program are July 7th through August 8th. The program runs Monday through Friday 9am – 3pm, and focuses on building social and behavioral skills through group recreational activities. Campers ages 6-12 with an autism spectrum disorder, ADHD, as well as peers and siblings, are welcome to apply. More information is available at or contact us at or (206) 221-CAMP (2267).

Social Skills Groups

The UW Autism Center is excited to offer social skills groups for preschool children ages 3-5. Groups provide an individualized, supportive environment where students learn to connect with their peers and practice skills such as social initiation, interactive play, and turn-taking. Students meet once weekly for 10 weeks at the UW Autism Center. To maximize student outcomes, group size is limited. Call 1-877-408-UWAC for information and availability!

Trainings & Workshops:

Stepping Stones
Thursday, June 19, 2014
12:30pm - 5:00pm

Instructors: Ashley Penney, M.Ed., BCBA, & Robin Talley, M.Ed. BCBA
Our next quarterly session of Stepping Stones, designed for parents of newly diagnosed young children is now open for registration. Please click here to register and visit our webpage for more information.

ABA Boot Camp
August 19-21, 2014
9:00am - 4:00pm daily

Instructors: Nicolette Brigham, Ph.D., Ashley Penney, M.Ed., BCBA, & Robin Talley, M.Ed. BCBA
Registration for the 3-day ABA Boot Camp is now available. Please click here to register or visit our webpage for more info.

Community Events:

J. Crew Shopping Event
Saturday, April 26, 2014
9:00-11:00 am 

J. Crew and the UW Autism Center invite you to a morning of styling, shopping and refreshments at the J. Crew and crewcuts University Village locations. Guests will enjoy discounted purchases with a portion of the proceeds benefitting the UW Autism Center. Kindly RSVP to David Houk at See the event flyer for more info!

Tee It Up Fore Autism Awareness
Monday, June 23, 2014
Starting at 1:00 pm--Mill Creek Country Club

The Lily Foundation’s main fundraising event, held annually in the greater Seattle area. See website for more details!

In the News:

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