september, 2019

19sep7:00 pm8:30 amAutism 208: Crisis Support and Autism for Complex Behavioral and Mental Health Needs Event Organized By: Seattle Children's Event Type:Conference,Webinar

Event Details

Autism 208: Crisis Support and Autism for Complex Behavioral and Mental Health Needs
September 19, 2019
Facilitator: Eric Boelter, PhD, BCBA-D

When faced with a crisis, where do individuals with severe autism and IDD turn for support, treatment, services and stabilization? Many individuals with autism who have complex mental health or significant behavioral challenges are not being served by current crisis services. The lack of space, being held in emergency rooms or being transferred to inappropriate inpatient psychiatric facilities are just a few of the alarming concerns. This panel discussion will include multiple state and community organizations and take a closer look at crisis services – what is available; what are the challenges, gaps and barriers; and what should be done to provide prevention and intervention services to people with IDD and/or autism experiencing crisis, challenging behaviors and mental health emergency. This presentation will focus on crisis support for the individuals enrolled in or eligible for DDA. Stay tuned – we plan to hold an Autism 200 in 2020 that will address the state of crisis stabilization services for autistic individuals who do not meet DDA eligibility criteria.


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 and the University of Washington and community providers teach the classes. Each class includes time for questions. Read the series flyer (PDF).

Classes are held on most third Thursdays of the month from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Pacific time.

Attend in Person

Join us for an opportunity to ask questions, meet the presenters and meet others from the autism community.


Wright Auditorium, Seattle Children’s Main Campus, 4800 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105. Free parking in the visitor lots.

Watch Online

You can live-stream classes using Facebook Live on Seattle Children’s Facebook page. If you are with a school, community organization or group who would like host a community event and would like to discuss other teleconferencing options, please email us.

View Past Lectures

Lectures are also recorded and can be viewed following the lecture. View past lectures. You can view all Autism 200 Series lectures from the past two years on the Autism 200 Series YouTube playlist.


Please call Seattle Children’s Autism Center at 206-987-8080 with questions, or email us.



(Thursday) 7:00 pm - 8:30 am PST


Seattle Children's Wright Auditorium

4800 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105


Seattle Children's 4800 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105